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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 178061
Last updated: 20 September 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Date:25-JUL-2015
Time:18:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic BD5 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Bede BD-5G
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: EI-DNN
C/n / msn: HJC4523
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Garranbane, near Dungarvan, Co. Waterford -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Waterford (WAT/EIWF)
Destination airport:Shannon (SNN/EINN)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The aircraft was on a general aviation flight from Waterford Airport, via Ardmore, to Shannon Airport. Some minutes after take-off the Pilot made a Mayday call and informed Air Traffic Control (ATC) that he had an engine fire, had lost elevator authority and would have to land in a field. A forced landing was attempted into a field at Garranbaun, Co. Waterford; this proved unsuccessful and the aircraft impacted the ground, with wreckage strewn over approximately 63 metres (m) along a general orientation of 050° magnetic.
There was a significant post-accident ground fire. The Pilot did not survive the accident.

Probable Cause
1. A fire which developed in the aircraft’s engine compartment following take-off from EIWF.
Contributory Cause(s)
1. Loss of elevator authority.
2. The left-hand wing impacted with a tree in a boundary hedgerow of the field in which the forced landing was attempted.


Sources:

1. http://www.aaiu.ie/sites/default/files/report-attachments/REPORT%202016-014.pdf
2. https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/light-aircraft-crashes-in-co-waterford-688189.html
3. http://www.newstalk.com/Light-aircraft-crash-in-Waterford
4. https://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0725/717205-light-aircraft-crash-waterford/
5. http://www.newstalk.com/Light-aircraft-crash-in-Waterford
6. http://web.archive.org/web/20161217180920/http://www.foynesairshow.com/programme/
7. http://www.foynesairshow.com/the-bd5-at-foynes-2015/
8. http://www.airliners.net/photo/Bede-BD-5G/1881961/L?sid=8c1fbd676f09c8dbc133bb4c13a2a705


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
25-Jul-2015 20:28 Geno Added
25-Jul-2015 21:28 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
01-Jun-2016 20:39 Dr.John Smith Updated [Phase, Nature, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Oct-2016 06:47 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2017 14:25 harro Updated [Narrative]