The following reports have been taken from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Website, click on the photo to view the full official report on the AAIU web site. Where the is no photograph the report can be accessed by clicking on the icon. The extracts below only contain the AAIU synopsis to each incident / accident
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D-EKMY, Bolkow Bo 208, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-06-17

Report No: 2018-006, Published: 2018-05-11

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The Bolkow Bo 208 aircraft departed from Navan Airfield (EIHH) at 06.35 hrs with the Pilot’s intention to fly to Biggin Hill, UK (EGKB). A short time after take-off the aircraft canopy opened in flight. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant, carried out a forced landing in a nearby field. The aircraft canopy shattered and the aircraft sustained damage to the tailplane. The Pilot was uninjured.

EI-RJW, BAe Avro 146-RJ85, Cityjet

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-07-01

Report No: 2018-005, Published: 2018-04-04

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During climb out from Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport (LFPG), France, on a scheduled passenger flight to Newcastle (EGNT), United Kingdom, the Flight Crew noticed that the cabin rate of climb and cabin altitude had increased rapidly, and that a white PRESSN advisory light (pressurisation fault) had illuminated on the Central Warning Panel (CWP). This was followed by a pressurisation system caution light (pressurisation failure). As the Flight Crew were completing the abnormal operation checklist, a CABIN HI ALT (cabin high altitude) warning was generated. This resulted in the Flight Crew declaring an emergency (Mayday) to Air Traffic Control (ATC), donning their oxygen masks and performing an emergency descent. During completion of the cabin high altitude checklist, they discovered that a ram air switch on the overhead panel, which controls the position of the ram air valve, was in the OPEN position instead of the normal SHUT position. The Flight Crew moved the switch to the SHUT position, which closed the ram air valve and restored normal system operation. The flight was continued to EGNT without further incident. It was subsequently found that a non-return valve in the aircraft’s ram air system had been installed the wrong way round. This incorrectly installed valve, in combination with the ram air valve being in the open position on the occurrence flight, prevented the aircraft from pressurising correctly. Four safety recommendations are issued as a result of this investigation.

EI-ICR, Sikorsky S-92A, CHC Ireland

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-03-14

Report No: 2018-004, Published: 2018-03-16

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In accordance with Annex 13 to the Convention on International Civil Aviation (ICAO), Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 and the provisions of SI 460 of 2009, the following Interim Statement is issued on the first anniversary of the accident and provides an update on the status of the Investigation. The sole purpose of this Investigation is the prevention of aviation Accidents and Incidents; it is not the purpose of the Investigation to apportion blame or liability. This Interim Statement should be read in conjunction with the published Preliminary Report published on 13 April 2017.

EI-AXT, Piper J5A, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-09-13

Report No: 2018-003, Published: 2018-02-28

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When landing in a sloping agricultural field near Castleblaney Co. Monaghan, following a flight from a private airstrip in Co. Galway, the tail-wheel aircraft touched down hard and bounced. The Pilot applied engine power “to avoid a stall” and the aircraft touched down again approximately 45 metres (m) further on. This was followed by a series of bounces and a loss of directional control, resulting in the right hand wing tip making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in a nose-down position. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured.

EI-FAV, ATR 72-212A, Stobart Air

Incident/Accident Date: 2015-07-23

Report No: 2018-002, Published: 2018-02-09

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During preparations for departure from Dublin Airport (EIDW) on a scheduled flight to Rennes (Saint Jacques) Airport, France (LFRN), the passenger baggage was placed in the aft aircraft baggage hold instead of the forward baggage hold. The Load Instruction Report (LIR) and the prepared loadsheet both indicated that the baggage had been loaded in the forward hold. The aircraft departed with the Centre of Gravity outside approved loading limits. The aircraft subsequently landed at its destination where the loading error was discovered.

EI-CUJ / G-GFSA, Cessna 172N / Cessna 172R, Atlantic Flight Training Academy

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-05-23

Report No: 2018-001, Published: 2018-01-24

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A Cessna 172, EI-CUJ, with a solo Student Pilot on board, was given clearance by the Air Movements Controller (AMC) to backtrack and line up on Runway (RWY) 25 at Cork Airport. While EI-CUJ was taxiing, a second Cessna 172, G-GFSA, with a Flight Instructor and Student on board, was given take-off clearance on RWY 35. As G-GFSA was climbing away, the AMC saw that EI-CUJ had become airborne from RWY 25 without clearance.

EI-FAT, ATR 72-212A, Stobart Air

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-05-26

Report No: 2017-018, Published: 2017-12-28

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At 17.55 hrs on the 26 May 2017, the ATR 72 aircraft landed at Cork Airport (EICK) following a scheduled flight from Manchester (EGCC). During disembarkation a passenger fell from the top of the passenger door stairs to the ground. The passenger sustained head, knee and shoulder injuries.

N707XJ, Cessna 177A, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-01-21

Report No: 2017-017, Published: 2017-12-13

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The Pilot reported that while in the cruise at a height of approximately 1,500 ft, the aircraft suffered a sudden loss of power. A successful forced landing was carried out into a grass field. No injuries were reported and there was no damage. The engine power loss was subsequently found to have been caused by fuel starvation.

G-GMKE, Robin HR-200, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-11-07

Report No: 2017-016, Published: 2017-12-12

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The aircraft landed on Runway (RWY) 27 at Navan Airfield (EIHH). It overran the grass runway and had a low speed impact with a boundary fence. The aircraft came to a stop and the Pilot and passenger exited the aircraft unaided. There were no injuries and there was no fire.

EI-ROB, Robin R1180TD, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-11-05

Report No: 2017-015, Published: 2017-12-11

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EI-ROB departed Weston Airport (EIWT) at 11.10 hrs on 5 November 2016 on a general aviation flight to Kerry Airport (EIKY). Following an uneventful en route flight, the aircraft was cleared to approach Runway (RWY) 08 at EIKY. The Pilot reported that on touch down a gust of wind caught the aircraft, causing it to veer towards the edge of the runway. The aircraft entered the soft grass at the side of the runway; the nose-gear dug into the wet ground and the aircraft pitched up onto its nose before coming to rest. The Pilot exited the aircraft unaided. There was no fire.
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