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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 82713
Last updated: 26 April 2019
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Date:27-DEC-2009
Time:16:20
Type:Mainair Blade 912S
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: EI-EHR
C/n / msn: 1296-0801
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Near Shinrone, Co. Offaly -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Shinrone
Destination airport:Shinrone
Investigating agency: AAIU
Narrative:
The microlight aircraft, with two occupants on board, was returning to land at a private airstrip following a short local flight. The light conditions were fading rapidly as the sun set. The aircraft struck an overhead telephone cable running alongside the boundary wall of the airstrip field, and impacted into the field some 20 metres (m) inside the wall. The two occupants were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire.
Contributory Causes:
- The Pilotís lack of overall flying experience, and his lack of experience of approaches to RWY 04 at the airstrip.
- The rapidly fading light impaired the Pilotís judgement of his clearance above the cables.
- The Pilot was making a low approach to RWY 04, as he thought that he had seen a person walking alongside the runway near its mid-point.

Sources:

[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id=12794&lang=ENG&loc=1652]

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


Revision history:

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18-Nov-2010 13:41 harro Added

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