Final Report: Accident Piper J5A Cub Cruiser, (EI-AXT) Near Shantonagh Co. Monaghan, Ireland, 13 September 2016 Report – 2018-003

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When landing in a sloping agricultural field near Castleblaney Co. Monaghan, following a flight from a private airstrip in Co. Galway, the tail-wheel aircraft touched down hard and bounced. The Pilot applied engine power “to avoid a stall” and the aircraft touched down again approximately 45 metres (m) further on. This was followed by a series of bounces and a loss of directional control, resulting in the right hand wing tip making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in a nose-down position. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured.
Occurrence Date: September 13, 2016
Report Date: February 28, 2018
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