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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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.

N752TX, Cessna 750 Citation X+, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-07-22

Report No: 2019-009, Published: 2019-09-23

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During departure from Cork Airport (EICK), the Cessna 750 Citation X+ with two flight crew members and six passengers on board, taxied from Stand 16, lined up on Runway (RWY) 16 and began the take-off roll. The Pilot-In-Command (PIC) aborted the take-off at a groundspeed of 67 knots (kts) due to a significant vibration from the nose wheel. The aircraft stopped on the runway and the passengers and crew disembarked, uninjured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There was no fire.

G-OJCS, BRM Aero Bristell NG5, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-06-13

Report No: 2019-008, Published: 2019-07-18

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On 14 June 2019 at 03.30 hrs, the AAIU duty Inspector was notified by the Irish Coast Guard, that the wreckage of a light aircraft had been located at Belan, Co. Kildare. Two Inspectors of Air Accidents deployed to the accident site to conduct a site examination. Once this was complete, the aircraft was removed to the AAIU’s secure wreckage facility at Gormanston, Co. Meath, for further examination. The Investigation obtained data from a number of sources, including witness statements, recordings of ATC radar returns, and data extracted from navigation devices installed in the aircraft.

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

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-06-23

Report No: 2019-007, Published: 2019-07-17

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The aircraft, with a solo Student Pilot on board, was carrying out a cross-country navigation exercise from Waterford Airport (EIWF), via Shannon Airport (EINN) and Cork Airport (EICK), with the intention of returning to EIWF. During the landing at EICK, control of the aircraft was lost, and it impacted at the threshold of runway (RWY) 16. The aircraft came to rest on the runway threshold, upright, with the left main-gear and nose-gear detached. The Student Pilot exited the aircraft uninjured. There was no fire.

EI-AEM, Cessna 140, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-06-02

Report No: 2019-006, Published: 2019-05-24

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Whilst landing at a private airfield, near Delvin, Co. Westmeath, the Cessna '140' aircraft, with one Pilot on board, experienced a bounced landing. Following the bounced landing, the Pilot applied the brakes in an attempt to bring the aircraft to a halt. The aircraft subsequently pitched forward, overturned and came to rest, inverted, on the runway. The Pilot sustained minor bruising. There was no fire.

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

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-05-13

Report No: 2019-005, Published: 2019-05-16

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The Cessna 208B aircraft took off from Runway (RWY) 27 at Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL), Co. Offaly at approximately 13.13 hrs UTC4. The occupants on board were the Pilot, who was seated in the left-hand cockpit seat, a passenger (a young child), who was seated in the right-hand cockpit seat, and 16 skydivers, who occupied two bench seats in the main cabin. When the aircraft was over EICL at an altitude of approximately 13,000 feet, the 16 skydivers exited from the aircraft as planned. As the aircraft was returning to the airfield, the Pilot advised airfield personnel by radio that he was on “left base5 ”. No further radio transmissions were received. A short while later it was established that the aircraft had impacted in a forested area at Ballaghassan, Co. Offaly, which is approximately 2.5 nautical miles (NM) to the north-west of EICL. The aircraft was destroyed. The Pilot and passenger were fatally injured. There was no fire.

EI-GAL, Airbus A320-214, Aer Lingus

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-11-02

Report No: 2019-004, Published: 2019-05-07

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Following a diversion due to fumes in the cockpit, the Airbus A320 aircraft landed at Cork Airport (EICK) at 13.00 hrs on 2 November 2017. Emergency services met the aircraft on the runway and after a short assessment, the aircraft taxied to stand. When the aircraft was parked on stand the Commander directed the passengers to disembark the aircraft immediately. The Commander had intended that an expedited disembarkation be performed. However, some of the passengers opened the emergency overwing exits and disembarked using the escape slides. There were no injuries, but a passenger later became unwell and was taken to hospital.

EI-LAX, Airbus A330-202, Aer Lingus

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-12-28

Report No: 2019-003, Published: 2019-04-04

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Just after take-off from Runway (RWY) 28 at Dublin Airport (EIDW), on a scheduled passenger flight to Los Angeles International Airport (KLAX), the Flight Crew of the Airbus A330 aircraft received a No. 2 (right-hand) engine fire (ENG 2 FIRE) warning, which required the No. 2 engine to be shut down. Following the shutdown, the fire warning ceased. The Flight Crew declared a MAYDAY (state of emergency) to Dublin Air Traffic Control (ATC) and also pressed the AGENT 1 pushbutton, thereby discharging an engine fire extinguisher into the engine compartment.The ENG 2 FIRE warning was subsequently found to have been caused by hot, high pressure bleed air escaping into the No. 2 engine compartment as a result of the fatigue failure of a short section of No. 2 engine’s high pressure bleed air ducting.

EI-EOH, BRM Land Africa, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-05-04

Report No: 2019-002, Published: 2019-02-22

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The microlight aircraft departed Lough Conn airfield, Co. Mayo at 16.33 hrs for a local flight towards Tobercurry, Co. Sligo. When the aircraft was returning, and was approximately 4.5 NM from Lough Conn airfield, it was observed entering a left-hand descending turn. The aircraft impacted terrain, in a near vertical, nose-down attitude. The aircraft was destroyed, and the Pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured. There was no fire.

EI-DER & EI-EBW, Airbus A320 & Boeing 737-800, Aer Lingus & Ryanair

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-05-19

Report No: 2019-001, Published: 2019-01-10

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Two Airbus A320 aircraft, EI-DVG and EI-DER, were holding in sequence for departure from Runway (RWY) 28 at Dublin Airport (EIDW). Both aircraft had been transferred to the Air Movements Controller (AMC) on the Tower frequency. EI-DVG was stationary at the taxiway (TWY) E1 hold line. EI-DER was stationary at the corner of Link 1 and had been cleared to TWY E1. A Boeing 737, EI-EBW, was cleared by the Surface Movements Controller (SMC) on Ground frequency to taxi to TWY E1. While taxiing towards TWY E1 in accordance with its clearance, EI-EBW passed in close proximity to the front of EI-DER and stopped behind the first aircraft. No collision occurred but the margin of clearance was such that the Commander of EI-DER directly requested the taxiing aircraft to stop as it approached. As EI-DER and EI-EBW were operating on different frequencies, the transmission from EI-DER could not have been heard by the flight crew of EI-EBW. By the time EI-EBW was transferred to the AMC on Tower frequency, it had already passed EI-DER and was stopped. There was no damage to either aircraft and no injuries.
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