The following reports have been taken from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Website, click on the photo to view the full official report on the AAIU web site. Where the is no photograph the report can be accessed by clicking on the icon. The extracts below only contain the AAIU synopsis to each incident / accident
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G-FBWH, Piper PA-28R-180, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-08-05

Report No: 2020-007, Published: 2020-05-05

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The Piper PA-28R-180 aircraft, with a Pilot and one passenger on board, landed on Runway (RWY) 29 at Sligo Airport (EISG). During the rollout, approximately 150 metres after touchdown, the aircraft experienced what the Pilot described as ‘a strong bump’ which coincided with the right wing dropping slightly. The Pilot contacted air traffic control and was instructed to park the aircraft on the airport apron. It was subsequently discovered that the aircraft suffered a partial collapse of the right-hand main undercarriage. The occupants of the aircraft were uninjured. There was no fire.

G-MNBI, Pegasus XL-R, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-06-28

Report No: 2020-006, Published: 2020-04-16

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The microlight was on a local flight from a private airstrip at Rathcash East (Gowran), Co. Kilkenny, and was airborne for three to four minutes before the accident occurred at approximately 20.30 hrs. The Pilot was observed operating at low level in the area before proceeding back towards the airstrip. The microlight collided with one of two wooden poles supporting electrical power lines close to the private strip, and fell to the ground. The Pilot was fatally injured. There was no fire.

EI-GIS, Tecnam P2002-JF, Waterford Aero Club

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-03-11

Report No: 2020-005, Published: 2020-04-10

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The aircraft, with a solo Student Pilot on board, was carrying out circuit training at Waterford Airport (EIWF). As the aircraft commenced a turn onto the base-leg of its first circuit, the engine began to vibrate violently, lost power, and did not respond to throttle inputs. On final approach to Runway (RWY) 21, the Student Pilot declared an emergency (Mayday), and informed EIWF Air Traffic Control (ATC) that he was carrying out a forced landing. The aircraft touched down in a field, bounced, and continued through a boundary hedge. The aircraft came to rest, inverted, in the adjacent field. The Student Pilot exited the aircraft uninjured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There was no fire.

EI-EMA, Boeing 737-8AS, Ryanair

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-10-15

Report No: 2020-004, Published: 2020-04-02

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The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from Birmingham (EGBB) to Malta (LMML). During descent, the Cabin Services Supervisor (CSS) was advised by the Commander that turbulence may be encountered while deviating around weather. The Commander also switched on the fasten seat belt sign and passengers were seated. Sudden turbulence was encountered while descending through Flight Level (FL)180. Three Cabin Crew Members (CCM) were at the rear of the aircraft at the time, securing the rear galley and toilets. All three fell to the floor and CCM No. 2 sustained serious leg injuries. No other injuries to the passengers or crew on board were reported to the Investigation.

G-KNYS, Cessna 208B, Parachuting Caravan Leasing Pty Ltd

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-05-13

Report No: 2020-003, Published: 2020-03-20

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The Cessna 208B aircraft took off from Runway 27 at Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL), Co. Offaly at approximately 13.14 hrs. On board were the Pilot and a Passenger (a child), who were seated in the cockpit, and 16 skydivers, who occupied the main cabin. The skydivers jumped from the aircraft, as planned, when the aircraft was overhead EICL at an altitude of approximately 13,000 feet. When the aircraft was returning to the airfield, the Pilot advised by radio that he was on ‘left base’ (the flight leg which precedes the approach leg and which is normally approximately perpendicular to the extended centreline of the runway). No further radio transmissions were received. A short while later, it was established that the aircraft had impacted nose-down into a forested peat bog at Ballaghassan, Co. Offaly, approximately 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 kilometres) to the north-west of EICL. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire. The Pilot and Passenger were fatally injured. The Investigation determined that the probable cause of the accident was a loss of control in a steeply banked left-hand turn, leading to a rapid loss of altitude. Four Safety Recommendations are made as a result of this Investigation.

G-THYB, Cessna 172S, AFTA

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-06-12

Report No: 2020-002, Published: 2020-03-10

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Having just completed a local flight consisting of circuits at Cork Airport with a Flight Instructor, the Student Pilot was conducting his second solo flight, which also consisted of circuits at the airport. While attempting to land during the second circuit, the aircraft bounced on the runway a number of times and then landed on the runway, nose wheel first. This resulted in the partial collapse of the nose landing gear, with consequent damage to the aircraft engine and propeller. The Student Pilot exited the aircraft uninjured. There was no fire.

G-SERE, Diamond DA42 Twin Star, Atlantic Flight Training Academy

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-05-18

Report No: 2020-001, Published: 2020-01-17

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While on a multi-engine training exercise, the Student Pilot conducted an approach to Runway (RWY) 34 at Cork Airport (EICK) where a go-around was performed, followed by a left-hand circuit. The final part of the exercise required simulating an engine failure following climb-out, completing the necessary drills and continuing the circuit for a full-stop landing. The landing gear was not extended and the aircraft came to rest on the runway, incurring damage to the propellers and exhausts. There were no injuries to the three occupants on board. There was no fire.

9H-VCJ, Bombardier BD100 1A10, VistaJet

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-01-15

Report No: 2019-012, Published: 2019-11-21

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The aircraft was on a flight from Riga Airport (EVRA), Latvia, to Dublin Airport (EIDW), Ireland. The flight was uneventful until the aircraft began its final approach into Dublin, at which point the Flight Crew received a warning of a spoiler fault. They carried out the appropriate checklist, which included an increase of 8 kts to the final approach speed. However, at this speed, and with landing flap selected, the Commander, who was Pilot Flying (PF), experienced difficulties controlling the aircraft in roll. The Commander further increased the approach airspeed, which improved controllability, and the aircraft landed normally. There were no injuries.

EI-BDX, Rollason D.62B Condor, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-10-06

Report No: 2019-011, Published: 2019-11-08

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On 6 October 2019 at 17.06 hrs, the AAIU duty Inspector was notified by the Irish Coast Guard Marine Rescue Coordination Centre, that a search was underway in the Duncormick area in Co. Wexford following reports of a possible aircraft accident. Subsequently, the Station Manager for the Irish Aviation Authority, Shannon Area Air Traffic Control Centre informed the AAIU Duty Inspector that wreckage had been located in the Duncormick area, near Gibletstown, and that two fatalities had been confirmed.

None, Ozone Delta 3, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-05-11

Report No: 2019-010, Published: 2019-10-25

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On 11 May 2019, the Pilot launched his Paraglider from a location at Sorrel Hill, Co. Wicklow at 11.33 hrs, with the intention of conducting a cross-country flight to Wexford town. The launch was witnessed by a fellow Paraglider pilot, who he had met earlier with the intention of them both attempting cross-country flights as far as Wexford. The Pilot gained height and then proceeded in a south-easterly direction towards the Glenmalur Valley. A mobile phone application used by the Pilot showed the entire flight, from the launch point to the north slope of Ballinacor Mountain (Mt), Co. Wicklow. The Pilot did not reply to a phone message sent at 15.03 hrs and was declared missing later that day. The deceased Pilot was located at 07.30 hrs the following morning (12 May 2019) on Ballinacor Mt; the Paraglider wing was still attached to the Pilot’s seat harness. Recorded data showed that the Paraglider had been airborne for 1 hour and 33 minutes.
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