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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 137910
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Date:09-AUG-2011
Time:11:30 LT
Type:Pegasus Quantum 15-912
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-BZOD
C/n / msn: 7763
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Ballyduggan near Mullinahone, Co Tipperary -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Kilkenny Airfield - EIKL
Destination airport:Kilkenny Airfield - EIKL
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
During an exercise entitled “stall as a result of an engine failure after take-off”, the aircraft entered a partial tumble manoeuver which caused the outboard section of the starboard wing spar to fracture. Due to the resulting asymmetry of lift, the aircraft entered an autorotation in yaw. The aircraft spiralled to the ground and impacted heavily. Both occupants suffered serious injuries.

Probable Cause:
During an exercise to simulate a stall occurring as a result of an engine failure after takeoff, an aggressive lowering of the nose caused the aircraft to adopt a steep nose down attitude and the aircraft entered a partial tumble manoeuvre.
(b) Contributory Cause(s)
1. Lack of Pilot currency.
2. The Instructor was unable to reach the controls to affect any form of recovery due to the extreme violence and G forces associated with the aircraft manoeuvre.

Sources:

1. http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202013-003.pdf
2. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/pilot-in-critical-condition-after-microlight-plane-in-terrifying-plunge-from-sky-26760399.html
3. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0810/1224302180805.html
4. http://fethard.com/photos_2011/Plane_20336.jpg (photo)
5. https://www.rte.ie/news/2011/0809/304733-tipperary/
6. http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
7. https://flyinginireland.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=36093
8. http://www.gairney.plus.com/Aircraft/Photographs/aircraft_Scone/GBZOD_L.htm
9. https://www.pprune.org/private-flying/460194-mornings-irish-light-aircraft-crash.html
10. http://www.microlightforum.com/showthread.php?5286-UK-registered-Quantum-crashes-in-Eire


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Aug-2011 12:21 harro Added
10-Aug-2011 13:14 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
24-Nov-2012 12:44 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Feb-2013 11:55 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2015 14:12 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source, Narrative]
20-Apr-2015 14:13 Dr. John Smith Updated [Source]
11-Dec-2016 10:09 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator]
12-Nov-2017 15:30 harro Updated [Source]

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