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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 167144
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Date:21-JUN-2014
Time:13:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna TU206G
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-SKYE
C/n / msn: U206-04568
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 5
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Colehill, County Longford -   Ireland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Parachuting
Departure airport:EIAB
Destination airport:EIAB
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The aircraft, a Cessna TU206G, was being used for parachuting/skydiving activities at Abbeyshrule (EIAB) on the day of the accident. Shortly after take-off, the Pilot felt what was described as a “knock” following which the engine lost power. This resulted in the Pilot making a forced landing in a nearby field. There were five people on board the aircraft - the Pilot and four skydivers. The skydivers comprised of two tandem pairs, with each pair being made up of a qualified skydiver and a person skydiving for charity secured to him. Following the forced landing, all occupants successfully evacuated the aircraft, which sustained substantial damage.

The Pilot and qualified skydivers reported no injuries at the scene. The two charity skydivers attended a local hospital, but were released a short time later. The Investigation found that the cause of the engine power loss was a failure of the crankshaft.

Sources:

1. http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202015-017_0.pdf
2. http://www.westmeathexaminer.ie/news/roundup/articles/2014/06/21/4031077-skydivers-in-crash-after-plane-departs-abbeyshrule/
3. http://web.archive.org/web/20160323163104/http://www.shannonside.ie/news/five-people-escape-injury-after-plane-crash-lands-in-longford/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jun-2014 16:51 Geno Added
21-Jun-2014 19:29 Geno Updated [Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
17-May-2016 21:52 Dr.John Smith Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-Dec-2016 10:13 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location]

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