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Last updated: 5 September 2019
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Date:14-JUL-2012
Time:17:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna FRA150M Aerobat (Reims)
Owner/operator:Joystick Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-BDOW
C/n / msn: FRA150-0296
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Newcastle Airfield, County Wicklow (EINC) -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Unknown
Destination airport:Newcastle Airfield (EINC)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The aircraft carried out two short flights from EINC, as part of a pre-purchase evaluation. During the second flight, the Passenger noticed a momentary RPM drop and the Pilot decided to return to EINC for a landing. He carried out a normal left-hand downwind and base leg and turned onto finals for Runway (RWY) 36. On short finals at a height of approximately 150 feet, the engine stopped without warning and the aircraft descended rapidly, struck the airfield boundary fence and came to rest in a ditch. The two occupants were uninjured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage which was beyond economic repair. There was no fire.

Registration G-BDOW cancelled by the CAA on 12/2/2012

Sources:

http://www.aaiu.ie/node/595

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2012/0713/breaking51.html
http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=79721451
http://wicklownews.net/Post/2012/7/2308/light-aircraft-crashes-in-newcastle
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/lucky-escape-for-two-in-aeroplane-crash-26875691.html
https://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0714/329150-investigation-into-plane-crash-continues/
http://www.thejournal.ie/wicklow-plane-crash-newcastle-airfield-air-accident-investigation-unit-520516-Jul2012/
http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of G-BDOW courtesy AirHistory.net


Cranfield (EGTC)
12 April 2006; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
15-Jul-2012 13:19 ryan Added
15-Jul-2012 14:10 amid4 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
01-Sep-2012 16:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
11-Nov-2012 12:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Feb-2013 07:03 Donald Updated [Narrative]
31-Aug-2013 17:53 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2017 11:07 harro Updated [Time]

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