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
Records 451 to 460 of 475

CS-TEB & 40085, Lockheed L 1011 & Learjet, Airluxor & USAFE

Incident/Accident Date: 1998-11-07

Report No: 1999-016, Published: 1999-06-11

Image by: Dennis Lau

The military trainer, a Learjet LJ35, was engaged in VOR/DME approach training to Runway 11, at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, which is a military aerodrome 10 miles south-west of Runway 10 at Dublin Airport. At the same time the L1011 aircraft, approaching from the South, was being radar vectored on to the localiser of Runway 10 at Dublin Airport. Whilst the L1011 was at 2500 ft, on the localiser, between 7-8 miles from touchdown, the military trainer was on a northerly heading at 2100 ft, and came within 1.5 miles, and 400 ft of the L1011 aircraft.

EI-LIT, Bolkow 105, Irish Helicopters

Incident/Accident Date: 1998-06-25

Report No: 1999-009, Published: 1999-06-03

Image by: Alan Dwyer

The pilot had planned a routine flight from Dublin Airport to Falcarragh, Co. Donegal, where he was to pick up passengers and ferry them to Tory Island. En route, about 2 nm west of Slane village, the pilot felt a sudden increase in vibration and noise levels. He reduced power, but these vibration levels persisted. While he was satisfied that all systems were normal and the helicopter was fully controllable, he decided to carry out a precautionary landing in a field which was known to him. The pilot's post-flight inspection showed that one tail rotor blade had serious impact damage to the stainless steel strip on the leading edge and that the tail unit anti-collision light cover and its clamp were missing.

EI-MES, Sikorsky S.61N, CHC Ireland

Incident/Accident Date: 1998-08-24

Report No: 1999-008, Published: 1999-06-01

Image by: Mark Dwyer

EI-MES was performing a demonstration in Dublin Port, in association with the Tall Ships Event which was being held in Dublin. The demonstration consisted of dropping a team of nine swimmers of the Irish Naval Service Diving Section, from the helicopter into the River Liffey. When they jumped from the moving helicopter, the swimmers suffered varying injuries. Two of the injured swimmers were hospitalised for more than 48 hours.

EI-TKI, Robinson R22 Beta, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 1997-08-01

Report No: 1999-007 , Published: 1999-05-31

Image by: N/A

As the aircraft approached its home base, it crossed Lough Gill, a large lake. The pilot then descended to the hover over a large field to the rear of his landing area. In the hover he performed final pre-landing checks. The pilot stated that at this time the main tank was indicating slightly under ? and the low fuel contents warning light was not illuminated. He then proceeded to hover-taxy the aircraft over a fence into his landing area. As he passed over the fence, he became aware of a significant loss of power, and the low rotor speed alarm activated. He flew the aircraft sideways to clear the fence and landed heavily. At touch-down the engine was already stopped. The undercarriage cross tubes were distorted as a result of the heavy landing. The pilot reported that the approximate time of landing was 15:50 hrs. The pilot and his daughter exited the aircraft unhurt.

G-TNTL, BAe 146-300, Air Foyle

Incident/Accident Date: 1999-01-12

Report No: 1999-006 , Published: 1999-05-28

Image by: Anders Presterud

The aircraft had been positioned at Stand 67 at Dublin Airport. The dolly struck the left hand undercarriage door and some damage was also evident to the lower part of the LH undercarriage body housing. The force of the impact was felt by the captain who was in the cockpit at the time of impact. He declared the aircraft unserviceable

G-AWKP, Jodel DR25, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 1998-06-08

Report No: 1999-005, Published: 1999-05-21

Image by: N/A

The aircraft departed Little Gransden in the to Waterford Airport in Ireland. The weather en route deteriorated, The pilot failed to establish on the ILS at his destination in Waterford Airport. During go around, the pilot became visual and elected to land in a suitable field, as he considered he had insufficient fuel for additional approaches. The pilot landed the aircraft in a small and steeply uphill field. The aircraft came to a stop in a mud heap just short of some farm out-buildings. There was no fire. All three occupants were uninjured.

EI-BXC, Boeing 737-448, Aer Lingus

Incident/Accident Date: 1998-06-06

Report No: 1999-004, Published: 1999-04-02

Image by: Mark Dwyter

During the landing roll, in poor weather, a mechanical digger was observed by the crew to exit the runway on the right hand side approximately 250 feet in front of the aircraft. A van which was parked on the right hand side of the runway did not exit

G-BUTC, Cyclone AX3, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 1998-05-16

Report No: 1999-003, Published: 1999-03-24

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After a flight of one hours duration, and at about 800 feet while lining up with the runway to land, the aircraft went into an uncommanded left spiral dive from which the pilot recovered. He climbed back to 1,000 feet and, on reducing power, the aircraft again went into a left spiral dive from which he recovered. At this stage he had moved somewhat southwards away from his original intended landing area and, as he reduced power again the aircraft spiralled to the left and landed heavily in a nose down attitude in a field of barley.

EI-TLL, Airbus A300B4-203, TransAer

Incident/Accident Date: 1997-07-17

Report No: 1999-002 , Published: 1999-03-15

Image by: Pedro Arag

Approximately 90 minutes after an apparently normal take off from Faro Airport, Portugal, the Captain of EI-TLL was informed that a piece of landing gear bogie, identified as a brake unit anti-rotation bar from his aircraft, had been found on the runway at Faro. The flight was continued to Manchester where, following a 'fly-by' of the Control Tower it was reported that the landing gears appeared to be intact, although during the flight the crew noted that there had been some loss of yellow system hydraulic contents and No 6 brake anti-skid 'Release' light had not illuminated upon landing gear extension.

G-ILTS, Piper PA 32, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 1996-11-12

Report No: 1999-001, Published: 1999-01-30

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During take-off from a grass airstrip near Gorey, Co Wexford, the aircraft did not become airborne until near the end of the runway, where it struck a barbed wire boundary fence, breaking two wooden poles in the process. The aircraft continued to fly with a high nose-up attitude for a further 300 metres before the pilot elected to carry out an emergency landing in an adjacent field. The field, which was cultivated and planted with small saplings, had furrows running at right angles to the direction of flight. After an initial heavy impact into the field, the main undercarriage was torn off and substantial damage was caused to the underside of the aircraft, before it finally came to rest. All five persons onboard the aircraft evacuated without injury. Time of impact was 0947 hours approximately. There was no fire.
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