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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 78573
Last updated: 9 April 2020
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Time:c. 15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic AVID model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Avid Flyer Mk IV
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
Departure airport:Taghmon, Co Wexford
Destination airport:Taghmon, Co Wexford
Investigating agency: AAIU
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.


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

Revision history:

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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