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Narrative: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.
|Type:||Avid Mk IV Speedwing|
|Owner/operator:||John O'Shaughnessy (regd. owner)|
|C/n / msn:|| PFA 189-1202|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Airplane damage:|| Substantial|
|Location:||5nm SW off Tuskar -
|Phase:|| En route|
|Departure airport:||Haverfordwest, Wales, UK|
|Destination airport:||Wellingtonbridge, Wexford, Ireland|
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8196551.stm (video of the rescue operation)
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