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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 222846
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Date:11-MAR-2019
Time:12:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic SIRA model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Tecnam P2002JF Sierra
Owner/operator:Waterford Aero Club Ltd.
Registration: EI-GIS
C/n / msn: 191
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:near Waterford Airport, Ballygarran, Co Waterford -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Waterford Airport (WAT/EIWF)
Destination airport:Waterford Airport (WAT/EIWF)
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The aircraft, with a solo Student Pilot on board, was carrying out circuit training at Waterford Airport (EIWF). As the aircraft commenced a turn onto the base-leg of its first circuit, the engine began to vibrate violently, lost power, and did not respond to throttle inputs. On final approach to Runway (RWY) 21, the Student Pilot declared an emergency (Mayday), and informed EIWF Air Traffic Control (ATC) that he was carrying out a forced landing. The aircraft touched down in a field, bounced, and continued through a boundary hedge. The aircraft came to rest, inverted, in the adjacent field. The Student Pilot exited the aircraft uninjured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. There was no fire.

Probable Cause
A forced landing due to insufficient engine power, attributable to coolant from unsecured coolant hose, being ingested into the right-hand engine cylinders.

Contributory Cause(s)
1. Impact with a tree during the forced landing.
2. An un-blanked tapping in the right intake manifold provided a path of entry for the coolant.
3. Residual engine power, coupled with a take-off wing flap configuration, resulting in a high speed touchdown.

Sources:

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/pilot-has-remarkable-escape-from-light-aircraft-crash-37900642.html
https://www.wlrfm.com/2019/03/11/plane-crash/
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/trainee-pilot-injured-in-light-aircraft-crash-near-waterford-airport-910204.html

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
11-Mar-2019 14:56 gerard57 Added
11-Mar-2019 15:17 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
11-Mar-2019 15:20 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Operator]
11-Mar-2019 15:29 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Apr-2020 10:12 harro Updated [Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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