Final Report: Accident involving an ATEC v.o.s., Zephyr 2000, registration EI-DGV near Athenry Co. Galway. 12 June 2021. Report 2022-005


On touchdown at a private airfield near Athenry, Co. Galway, the aircraft, with one Pilot on board, encountered a gust of wind from the west. The gust caused the aircraft to drift left towards a line of trees running parallel to the runway. The Pilot tried to turn the aircraft away from the trees, but was unsuccessful. The Pilot applied full power in an attempt to take-off again. During the attempted take-off, the left wing tip struck several trees. The aircraft continued over the airfield’s eastern boundary hedgerow, and came to rest in an agricultural field adjacent to the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire.              
Occurrence Date: June 12, 2021
Report Date: April 28, 2022
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