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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144383
Last updated: 25 April 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:10-JUL-2011
Time:19:02 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: EI-EOC
C/n / msn: 23830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Limetree Airfield, Laois -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Limetree Airfield
Destination airport:Limetree Airfield
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The pilot reported that the RV-6 encountered a downdraft immediately before landing. He applied power but the wheels contacted high corn crop before the runway threshold. The aircraft landed and, when the main landing gear hit a raised ridge, stopped suddenly and inverted.
The pilot switched off the electrics and fuel and was able to exit unaided from under the airplane.

Probable Cause: A flat final approach coupled with an unintentional descent at a low height caused inadvertent ground contact prior to the runway.

Contributory Factors: The abrupt deceleration and inversion due to main landing gear contact with low clay ridge.

Sources:

http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/upload/general/Report_2012_007.pdf


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2012 05:37 harro Added
06-Apr-2017 18:40 junior sjc Updated [Location, Narrative]
12-Nov-2017 15:31 harro Updated [Time, Source]