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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67860
Last updated: 6 August 2020
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Type:Avid Mark IV Speedwing
Registration: G-BTMS
C/n / msn: PFA 189-1202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Irish Sea, 5nm SW off Tuskar -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Haverfordwest, Wales, UK
Destination airport:Wellingtonbridge, Wexford, Ireland
Investigating agency: AAIU
The aircraft departed Haverfordwest Airport in Wales at 16.00 hrs en-route to Taghmon in Co. Wexford. After approximately 55 minutes flying time the engine stopped without warning. The Pilot immediately selected the other fuel tank and attempted to re-start the engine. With the aircraft descending through 900 ft the restart attempt was abandoned and a successful ditching was carried out. The Pilot was not injured. The Investigation found that the engine stopped probably due to fuel starvation relating to a fuel-vapour related problem.


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

Revision history:

12-Aug-2009 02:08 RobertMB Added
12-Aug-2009 03:25 RobertMB Updated
12-Aug-2009 21:00 Anon. Updated
13-Oct-2010 14:00 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Dec-2016 10:13 Aerossurance Updated [Operator, Location, Source]

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