ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 67860
Last updated: 23 October 2014
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Date:11-AUG-2009
Time:16:55
Type:Avid Mk IV Speedwing
Owner/operator:John O'Shaughnessy (regd. owner)
Registration: G-BTMS
C/n / msn: PFA 189-1202
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:5nm SW off Tuskar -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Haverfordwest, Wales, UK
Destination airport:Wellingtonbridge, Wexford, Ireland
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.

Sources:
http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id=12729&lang=ENG&loc=1652
http://www.independent.ie/national-news/pilots-miracle-crashlanding-1857066.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8196551.stm (video of the rescue operation)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Aug-2009 02:08 RobertMB Added
12-Aug-2009 03:25 RobertMB Updated
12-Aug-2009 21:00 72.95.245.237 Updated
13-Oct-2010 14:00 harro Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
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