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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199992
Last updated: 15 June 2019
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Date:05-JUL-2017
Time:10:15
Type:Piel CP-301A Emeraude
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: G-ASLX
C/n / msn: 292
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Mullinahone Airfield, County Tipperary -   Ireland
Phase: Taxi
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Mullinahone Airfield
Destination airport:Sligo Airport
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The Pilot had intended performing a flight to Sligo Airport. He brought the aircraft out of his hangar at Mullinahone Airfield to hand-start the engine by swinging the propeller. He set the throttle to ‘a higher than the usual setting’, and set the ignition switch to ‘ON’. There was no one aboard the aircraft, and the aircraft wheels had not been chocked. When the pilot swung the propeller the engine started and the aircraft commenced moving across the airfield, where it impacted a boundary hedge and overturned. The aircraft came to rest inverted on an electric fence in a neighbouring field. A post impact fire occurred which destroyed the aircraft. There were no injuries.

Sources:

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/unmanned-plane-destroyed-after-moving-across-airfield-and-smashing-into-fence-as-commander-says-he-was-in-a-hurry-36174452.html
http://www.aaiu.ie/node/1101


Images:

Photo of G-ASLX courtesy AirHistory.net


Athboy (EIMH)
4 June 2012; (c) Gerry Barron

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
27-Sep-2017 14:57 gerard57 Added
27-Sep-2017 14:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2017 15:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Phase]

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