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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EI-CBK, ATR 42-300, Stobart Air

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-09-07

Report No: 2018-012, Published: 2018-07-13

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The aircraft, an ATR 42-300, was landing at Donegal Airport (EIDL) in strong winds following a scheduled passenger flight from Dublin Airport (EIDW). During the landing roll, after the aircraft had touched down on the runway, it veered to the left and departed the tarmac surface onto the grass adjacent to the runway. The pilot steered the aircraft back onto the runway and came to a halt. Following a brief discussion between the crew, it was decided to continue to taxi the aircraft to the parking stand. The passengers disembarked normally. There were no injuries reported to the Investigation and the aircraft was undamaged.
 
 

G-PIPR, Piper PA 18-95, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-01-22

Report No: 2018-011, Published: 2018-06-21

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While the aircraft, a tail-wheeled Piper Cub, was backtracking at Navan Airfield, Co. Meath, the Pilot experienced increasing resistance to aircraft movement which necessitated increased engine power to maintain taxi speed. On encountering an upward-sloping section of the airfield, further application of engine power resulted in the aircraft tipping forward onto its nose and the propeller striking the grass surface. The Pilot exited the aircraft unaided and no injuries were reported.
 
 

N/A, Paramania Revo 2, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-08-30

Report No: 2018-010, Published: 2018-06-14

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At approximately 15.15 hrs on 30 August 2017, the Foot Launched Powered Aircraft (FLPA) departed from a field near Kilshanroe, County Kildare with one Pilot on board. Shortly after take-off the engine of the FLPA stopped. In order to avoid residential buildings and electricity lines ahead, the Pilot turned left. During the manoeuvre, the wing of the FLPA struck and became entangled in further electrical lines, causing a short circuit and a power outage in the local area. The Pilot unfastened his harness and dropped to the ground. The Pilot reported that he was uninjured.
 
 

EC-LVQ, Airbus A320, Iberia Express

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-09-27

Report No: 2018-009, Published: 2018-06-12

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A pushback and pull forward manoeuvre, using a tractor and towbar, was being performed on an Airbus A320 aircraft from parking Stand 318R at Dublin Airport (EIDW), in preparation for departure to Madrid Barajas Airport (LEMD), Spain. The aircraft’s starboard engine was being started by the Flight Crew as the aircraft was being pulled forward onto Apron Taxiway 5. As it was being aligned with the apron taxiway, the nose of the aircraft overtook the tractor which remained attached to the aircraft by the towbar. The aircraft continued to move forward, coming to rest with the tractor wedged against the right hand side of the starboard engine cowling. There were no injuries. One safety recommendation has been issued as a result of this investigation.
 
 

G-KNYS, Cessna 208, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-05-13

Report No: 2018-008, Published: 2018-06-11

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The Cessna 208B aircraft (Photo No. 1) took off from Runway (RWY) 27 at Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL), Co. Offaly at approximately 13.13 hrs. The Pilot reported to ATC at 13.34 hrs advising that the drop was complete and the aircraft was in the descent. A short time later, the accident site was located some 2.5NM to the north-west of the airfield. The Pilot and passenger were fatally injured. There was no fire.
 
 

EI-EOH, BRM Land Africa, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-05-04

Report No: 2018-007, Published: 2018-06-01

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The aircraft departed Lough Conn Airfield, Co. Mayo at approximately 16.30 hrs for a local flight. The aircraft initially carried out a left-hand circuit and a touch-and-go at the airfield. It then departed the area in an easterly direction towards Tobercurry, Co. Sligo. The aircraft then climbed up to 2,000 ft and took up a westerly course towards Ballina, Co. Mayo. Once clear of the Slieve Gamph/Ox Mountain range the aircraft descended to 1,000 ft, and took up a south-westerly course. Shortly after this, at approximately 17.14 hrs, the aircraft entered a left-hand descending turn and impacted terrain. The pilot was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire.
 
 

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.
 
 
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