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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176359
Last updated: 6 May 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:24-MAY-2015
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N247P
C/n / msn: T18208280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mount Leinster, Blackstairs Mountains, Leinster Province -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Athboy Airfield (EIMH)
Destination airport:Taghmon-ILAS Field
Narrative:
The aircraft, with a pilot, passenger and two pet dogs on board, was en-route to the Irish Light Aviation Society airfield (ILAS Field) near Taghmon, Co. Wexford to attend a 'breakfast fly-in' that had been arranged for that day. It departed Athboy Airfield (EIMH), Co. Meath at 09.00 hrs and routed in a southerly direction at an altitude of approximately 1,500 ft towards Athy before turning to route directly towards the destination. Shortly after passing Carlow a shallow climb was initiated. The aircraft impacted high terrain at Blackstairs Mt. at 09.30 hrs, fatally injuring all on board. There was no fire.

Probable Cause:
Inadequate terrain clearance while operating in Instrument Meteorological Conditions.
Contributory Cause:
Continued flight towards rising terrain when Visual Meteorological Conditions could not be maintained.

Sources:

http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202016-016.pdf

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/two-feared-dead-after-light-aircraft-crashes-into-mountain-on-carlow-wexford-border-31249643.html
https://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0524/703454-light-aircraft-crash/
https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/two-people-killed-after-light-5756081
http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/N247P.html



Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:


Popham 27th July 2014

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-May-2015 19:18 FERRYAIR Added
24-May-2015 19:18 harro Updated
24-May-2015 19:20 harro Updated
25-May-2015 03:29 Geno Updated
28-May-2015 19:28 Anon. Updated
27-Oct-2016 06:17 Anon. Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated
12-Nov-2017 14:34 harro Updated