Final Report: Serious Incident involving a Boeing 767-322ER, registration N675UA, at Shanwick Oceanic Airspace, on 28 March 2022. Report 2024-004

leon.Quirke@aaiu.ie

During the cruise phase of a scheduled passenger flight between Newark and Zurich, the right engine of the Boeing 767-322ER aircraft surged several times. Due to abnormal indications on several engine instruments, the Flight Crew believed that the engine had been severely damaged. They completed the ‘Severe Damage’ checklist and shut down the engine. The Flight Crew made a MAYDAY …

Final Report: Serious Incident involving a Reims Aviation SA, Cessna F172N, registration EI-GWU at Birr Airfield, Co. Offaly on 19 February 2023. Report No. 2024-003.

leon.Quirke@aaiu.ie

During take-off from Runway 18 at Birr Airfield (EIBR), the Instructor who occupied the right-hand seat, noticed that the aircraft was not accelerating as expected and that the engine sounded quieter than usual. As the aircraft proceeded down the runway, the Instructor observed that the engine was not developing full power and he instructed the Pilot, who occupied the left-hand …

Final Report: Serious Incident involving a Vulcanair P.68 Observer 2, registration EI-ODA, at Weston Airport, Co. Dublin, on 18 March 2022. Report No. 2024-002

Kevin

The twin-engine Vulcanair P.68 Observer 2 aircraft was located on the apron area at Weston Airport and was being prepared for an aerial survey flight. The Pilot was in the cockpit, and a Task Specialist, whose role was to operate the on-board aerial survey mission equipment, was in the cabin area. The Pilot started both engines, and while the aircraft …

Final Report: Serious Incident, Boeing 767-322ER (N670UA) at Shannon Airport, Co. Clare, Ireland 7 April 2022. Report No. 2024-001

Kevin

The Boeing 767 aircraft departed from Dulles International Airport (KIAD) in the United States at approximately 22:21 hrs on 6 April 2022, on a scheduled passenger flight to Zurich Airport (LSZH) in Switzerland. At approximately 04:13 hrs, when the aircraft was at Flight Level 360 and located approximately 20 nautical miles off the south coast of Ireland, the Flight Crew …

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

Kevin

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

Kevin

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

Kevin

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.