Serious Incident:Steen Skybolt, EI-SAT, Foynes, Co. Limerick, 5 June 2011: Report 2012-016

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The Pilot was engaged in an aerobatic display as part of a local weekend festival at Foynes on the southern bank of the River Shannon.  Approximately 4 minutes into the display routine, sections of fabric tore loose from the top surface of the upper left wing and across its centre section resulting in serious control difficulties for the Pilot.  He carried out a successful forced landing to the best available field, with no additional damage to the aircraft.

Occurrence Date: June 05, 2011
Report Date: September 25, 2012
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