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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 31458
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172K Skyhawk (Reims)
Registration: EI-AVA
MSN: F172-0762
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kilbrittian, County Cork -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:Kilbrittian, County Cork
The aircraft was severely damaged at Kilbrittian, County Cork, when it overran the wet grass runway, and crashed into a hedge at the end of the field.
Another aircraft (Cessna 182P EI-AYJ) was following behind EI-AVA and also experienced poor braking efficiency on the wet runway. The pilot attempted to go around, but the aircraft struck a fire engine and the starboard wing of EI-AVA.

The damaged airframe of EI-AVA was offered for sale in February 1977 with an asking price of 9,000 GBP.
Cancelled 11/7/79. Fuselage possibly used to rebuild FR.172 G-AYTH (which was rebuilt by Rogers Aviation at Cranfield, Bedfordshire, UK, in 1977-78 reportedly also using the wings from Cessna 172 EI-AUH, which was wrecked in an accident at Kilkenny in May 1972).
In other words, the rebuilt G-AYTH was a hybrid/composite of parts from at least three airframes: G-AYTH (tailfin, elevators, engine, and some of the fuselage, EI-AVA (cabin, and the rest of the fuselage) and EI-AIH (Wings)


1. Iona: Irelands First Commercial Airline By Michael Traynor pages 218-220

Revision history:

27-Sep-2008 01:00 ASN archive Added
12-Sep-2010 02:23 roger Updated [Date, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Location, Country, Phase, Nature, Damage]
20-Sep-2011 06:35 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2018 18:09 Dr. John Smith Updated [Date, Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
28-May-2018 18:10 Dr. John Smith Updated [Narrative]
09-Oct-2021 10:36 harro Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Location, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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