On 13 June 2019, at 18.02 hrs, the aircraft, a Bristell NG5 ‘Speedwing’, took off from Kilrush Airfield (EIKH), Co. Kildare, with two pilots on board. The purpose of the flight was to familiarise one of the new owners with the aircraft. During the flight, two stall exercises were carried out. Both stall exercises were commenced from an altitude of approximately 3,300 ft. During recovery from the second stall, the aircraft departed from controlled flight and commenced a rapid descent, entered a spiral dive, following which the aircraft entered a flat spin. The aircraft remained in the flat spin until it impacted the ground in an agricultural grass field, approximately 5.2 nautical miles (NM) south of EIKH, at Belan, Co. Kildare. The aircraft was destroyed. Both occupants were fatally injured. There was no fire.
Ten Safety Recommendations are made as a result of this Investigation