SERIOUS INCIDENT: DHC 6-300, C-GSGF Weston Airport, Co. Kildare 15 August 2015: REPORT 2016-002

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On take-off from Weston Airport (EIWT), Co. Kildare the nose cone from the right hand mission equipment pod fell from the aircraft, which was carrying out a survey flight. The Flight Crew experienced a significant amount of yaw to the right which they felt through the flying controls. The aircraft diverted to Dublin Airport (EIDW) where it subsequently landed safely. There were no injuries.
One Safety Recommendation has been made as a result of this investigation.
Occurrence Date: August 15, 2015
Report Date: February 18, 2016
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