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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 14696
Last updated: 23 September 2021
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Time:18:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic SV4 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Stampe SV.4C
Registration: EI-BLB
MSN: 323
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near Carrick-on-Shannon -   Ireland
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Meera
Destination airport:Abbeyshrule
Investigating agency: AAIU
EI-BLB departed Sligo Airport on the afternoon of Sunday 1st. June 1997, having taken part in a fly-in at Sligo Airport on the previous day. On board were the pilot and a passenger. In the company of some other aircraft it landed at a private field which was owned by the passenger and which was intended for use as a future private airfield. As far as can be established four other aircraft landed at this field at Meera, Carrick-on-Shannon, with EI-BLB.

All the aircraft took off to over fly the town of Carrick-on-Shannon as part of a festival organised by the Chamber of Commerce.

EI-BLB again had the pilot and passenger on board and carried out some aerobatics near Carrick-on-Shannon, returned and landed at the private field at Meera. After a late lunch in an hotel in Carrick-on-Shannon, EI-BLB departed this time with the pilot solo to return from Meera to Abbeyshrule Airfield.

EI-BLB followed the line of the Shannon River from Carrick-on-Shannon Southwards. EI-BLB was seen by several eye-witnesses flying at very low level following the line feature of the Jamestown Canal.

As the aircraft approached the Albert Lock on the Jamestown Canal it struck power lines which stretched across the Canal. EI-BLB was seen to bank to the left and dive steeply into a small field where it came to rest with the engine and fuselage separated. The pilot was fatally injured.
The probable cause of this accident was failure to ensure adequate clearance between the aircraft and known obstacles in the flight path.


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

Revision history:

26-Feb-2008 05:25 harro Added
05-Jun-2009 01:15 harro Updated

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