Final Report: Serious Incident involving a Cessna 182L, Registration EI-CDP, at Clonbullogue Airfield, Co. Offaly on 6th 0ctober 2018. Report 2023-007.



During a parachute operations flight conducted from Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL), Co. Offaly, the aircraft, with one Pilot and four Skydivers on board, experienced uncharacteristic engine vibrations and a reduction in power. It was unable to continue its climb and the Pilot elected to return to the airfield. During the return, the engine power reduced further and a short time later the engine failed completely. The Pilot conducted an emergency landing on Runway 09. During the landing, the aircraft skidded sideways along the grass runway and came to a stop on a tarmac area beyond the end of the runway. The Pilot and four Skydivers were uninjured and evacuated the aircraft. The aircraft engine was subsequently found to have sustained substantial damage. There was no fire.

Occurrence Date: October 06, 2018
Report Date: July 14, 2023
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