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Last updated: 16 January 2019
Statuts:Enquête Préliminaire
Date:dimanche 13 mai 2018
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Opérant pour:Irish Parachute Club
Loué à :Parachuting Caravan Leasing
Immatriculation: G-KNYS
Numéro de série: 208B1146
Année de Fabrication: 2005
Moteurs: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Equipage:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Passagers:victimes: 1 / à bord: 1
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 2
Dégats de l'appareil: Détruit
Conséquences: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Lieu de l'accident:4,6 km (2.9 milles) NW of Clonbullogue Aerodrome (   Irlande)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Aéroport de départ:Clonbullogue Aerodrome (EICL), Irlande
Aéroport de destination:Clonbullogue Aerodrome (EICL), Irlande
The Cessna 208B aircraft took off from runway 27 at Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL), Ireland, at approximately 14:13 hours local time. At departure, the occupants on board were the pilot, who was seated in the left-hand cockpit seat, a passenger (a young child), who was seated in the right-hand cockpit seat, and 16 parachutists, who occupied two bench seats in the main cabin. The aircraft was operating the fifth parachuting flight that day and had been operating each weekend at the airfield since 21 April 2018. The aircraft climbed to FL130 and permission for the drop was received from Dublin ATC. The pilot reported to ATC at 14:34 hrs advising that the drop was complete and the aircraft was in the descent. The pilot made contact with the Clonbullogue Airfield to advise that the aircraft was on left base. No further transmissions were received from the aircraft, and when it did not arrive as expected, the airfield personnel attempted to establish radio contact, but were unsuccessful.
The aircraft had impacted nose-down in boggy ground located in a forested area, approximately 2.5 NM to the north-west of the departure airfield. The impact site was compact, with minimal damage to the surrounding trees. The impact was such that the front section of the aircraft, forward of the main wheels, was buried in bog. There was a significant quantity of aircraft fuel in evidence at the site.
The investigation is ongoing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation ongoing
Accident number: 2018-008

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N208AY was re-registered G-KNYS on 5 December 2017
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N208AY was re-registered G-KNYS on 5 December 2017
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