ACCIDENT: Quik GT450 Microlight, G-GTEE, near Convoy Co Donegal, 30 September 2012: Report 2014-014

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The microlight aircraft was making an approach to land at Carrickbrack airfield near Convoy in Co Donegal following a local flight from Letterkenny. The weather conditions at the time were blustery with southwesterly winds gusting to 25-30 kts at ground level. At a height of approximately 300 to 350 feet, the sail of the microlight failed without warning. The microlight descended rapidly and impacted a wet agricultural field. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries. The microlight was destroyed.
One Safety Recommendation has been made as a result of this investigation.
Occurrence Date: September 30, 2012
Report Date: December 01, 2014
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