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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 78573
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Date:04-OCT-2010
Time:c. 15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AVID model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avid Flyer Mk IV
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: EI-HAM
C/n / msn: 1072-90
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Foulksmills, nr New Ross, County Wexford -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Taghmon, Co Wexford
Destination airport:Taghmon, Co Wexford
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
Two men have been admitted to hospital after being injured in the crash of a light plane in County Wexford. It is understood the pilot was attempting an emergency landing, prompted by smoke in the cockpit, when the accident occurred. The aircraft was badly damaged but no fire broke out.
The accident report has now been published (see below).
Probable Cause of the Accident;
Taping over of a large portion of the radiator surface lead to inadequate cooling of the engine,
resulting in failure of the expansion bottle pressure cap seal.

Sources:

https://www.rte.ie/news/2010/1004/136339-wexford/
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2010/1004/breaking45.html
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/miracle-escape-for-pilot-and-passenger-in-crash-26686979.html
http://www.aaiu.ie/upload/general/13372-REPORT_2011_018-0.PDF

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


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
04-Oct-2010 13:41 angels one five Added
05-Oct-2010 02:27 angels one five Updated [Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Oct-2010 08:08 Anon. Updated [Departure airport]
08-Oct-2010 15:30 angels one five Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Source, Narrative]
09-Oct-2010 06:17 Anon. Updated [Cn, Operator]
16-Nov-2011 00:13 John Baker Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
11-Dec-2016 10:11 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Registration, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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