The pilot was cleared by Dublin ATC. While on a southwesterly heading from Loughshinny Pier, the pilot felt a sudden shudder in his machine, and within 1 or 2 seconds the engine RPM went to zero and the LV (low voltage) light came on.
The pilot carried out the normal autorotation landing. The aircraft skid undercarriage dug into field drills and tipped it over on its nose. Both pilot and passenger exited through the pilot"s door. There was no post crash fire. Emergency services brought the pilot and passenger were to Beaumount hospital for observation. Following tests they were released later that night.