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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176359
Last updated: 6 May 2019
This record is based on the official accident investigation report. It has been locked for editing.

Type:Silhouette image of generic C182 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T182T Turbo Skylane
Registration: N247P
C/n / msn: T18208280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Mount Leinster, Blackstairs Mountains, Leinster Province -   Ireland
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Athboy Airfield (EIMH)
Destination airport:Taghmon-ILAS Field
The aircraft, with a pilot, passenger and two pet dogs on board, was en-route to the Irish Light Aviation Society airfield (ILAS Field) near Taghmon, Co. Wexford to attend a 'breakfast fly-in' that had been arranged for that day. It departed Athboy Airfield (EIMH), Co. Meath at 09.00 hrs and routed in a southerly direction at an altitude of approximately 1,500 ft towards Athy before turning to route directly towards the destination. Shortly after passing Carlow a shallow climb was initiated. The aircraft impacted high terrain at Blackstairs Mt. at 09.30 hrs, fatally injuring all on board. There was no fire.

Probable Cause:
Inadequate terrain clearance while operating in Instrument Meteorological Conditions.
Contributory Cause:
Continued flight towards rising terrain when Visual Meteorological Conditions could not be maintained.


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


Popham 27th July 2014

Revision history:

24-May-2015 19:18 FERRYAIR Added
24-May-2015 19:18 harro Updated
24-May-2015 19:20 harro Updated
25-May-2015 03:29 Geno Updated
28-May-2015 19:28 Anon. Updated
27-Oct-2016 06:17 Anon. Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated
12-Nov-2017 14:34 harro Updated