Final Report: Serious Incident involving a Socata MS880B, registration EI-BNU, at Navan Airfield, Co. Meath on 11 July 2022. Report No. 2023-015

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During a crosswind landing on Runway 27 at Navan Airfield (EIHH), the trailing arm of the aircraft’s left main landing gear fractured. The aircraft veered to the left and its left main wheel entered longer grass to the side of the grass runway. As the aircraft decelerated, the left wing dropped, and its lower surface contacted the longer grass. The …

Final Report: Incident involving a Cessna 150M, registration EI-HJX, at Ballinglen, Co. Wexford on 12 May 2023. Report No. 2023-014

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While flying at an altitude of approximately 2,500 feet, north-east of Gorey, Co. Wexford, with a student and instructor on board, the instructor observed hot engine oil flowing from the instrument panel of the Cessna 150M aircraft, and that the engine oil pressure gauge had no pressure indication. A precautionary landing was completed into an agricultural field. The occupants evacuated …

Interim Statement: Accident involving a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter (N999RL) that occurred at Kennycourt, Co. Kildare on 11 December 2022, Report 2023-013

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The AAIU has published an Interim Statement of a fatal accident involving a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter (N999RL) that occurred at Kennycourt, Co. Kildare on 11 December 2022 at 15:45 hrs. This Interim Statement does not contain analysis or conclusions. The purpose of this Interim Statement is to detail the progress of the Investigation. For completeness, this Interim Statement …

Final Report: Accident involving a Rollason D.62B Condor, registration EI-BDX, at Gibletstown, Duncormick Co. Wexford on 06 October 2019. Report 2023-012

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At approximately 16:10 hrs on 6 October 2019, the aircraft, a Rollason D.62B Condor, registration EI-BDX, departed ILAS Field (EIIF) near Taghmon, Co. Wexford, for a flight which was planned to last approximately one hour. There were two persons on board the aircraft: the Pilot, who was seated in the left seat, and an Instructor, who was seated in the …

Final Report: Accident involving a Piper PA-28-181 (Archer II), registration G-BHNO, at Milltownpass Airstrip, Co. Westmeath, on 28 June 2022. Report 2023-009

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The Piper PA-28-181 aircraft, touched down on Runway 24 at Milltownpass Airstrip in gusty conditions. During the landing roll, it departed the right-hand side of the runway and entered rough ground. The aircraft’s right wing struck a wooden post and the aircraft pivoted by approximately 180 degrees before it came to rest. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The Pilot, who …

Final Report: Accident involving an Airwave Hang Glider/Mosquito Motor Harness, Unregistered, near Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare on 18 September 2022. Report 2023-008

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SYNOPSIS At approximately 15:45 hrs on 18 September 2022, the Pilot prepared the powered hang glider for flight from an agricultural field, located near Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, and launched a short time later. The powered hang glider travelled less than 100 metres and impacted with the ground. There was no fire. The Pilot was fatally injured.

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

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SYNOPSISDuring 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 …

Final Report: Accident involving a Macfly/Dudek Nemo 4 Paramotor, Unregistered, at The Heath, Portlaoise, Co. Laois on 12 June 2021. Report 2023-006

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SYNOPSISDuring an exercise intended to teach the paramotor Student to kite and control a paramotor wing (canopy) above his head, the paramotor inadvertently became airborne. The Student who was being supervised by an Instructor, released the throttle instantly but did not use the ‘Kill switch/button’ to fully de-power the engine. On contacting the ground, the Student fell over on his …

Final Report: Accident involving an ICP Savannah S Aircraft, Registration EI-GHR, at Craughwell Airfield, Co. Galway, on 8 May 2022. Report 2023-005.

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On approach to Runway 16 at Craughwell Airfield, the aircraft’s right wing dropped suddenly. Attempts to correct the aircraft attitude were unsuccessful, and the aircraft impacted the grass surface in a nose down attitude. The aircraft came to rest, inverted, and the two occupants, who were uninjured, released their harnesses and exited the aircraft unaided. There was no smoke or …

Final Report: Incident involving an ICP Savannah S aircraft, Registration EI-GUZ, at Clonbullouge Airfield (EICL) Co. Offaly, on 14 August 2022. Report 2023-004.

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During a Private Pilot Licence skill test at Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL), Co. Offaly, the Savannah S aircraft, with a Student Pilot and a Flight Examiner on board, were conducting a simulated glide approach with the intention of a full-stop landing. During the landing, the aircraft bounced a number of times. The Examiner took control and initiated a go-around during which …