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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G-LYNI, Aerotechnik EV-97 Eurostar, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-06-22

Report No: 2018-017, Published: 2018-10-30

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The microlight aircraft departed Spanish Point Airfield (EISP), Co. Clare, at 10.40 hrs, for a flight to Inishmore (EIIM), Co. Galway. When overhead Inisheer Airport (EIIR), the Pilot elected to land there. Engine power was reduced to idle at approximately 1,800 ft, and the aircraft commenced a glide approach to Runway (RWY) 31 at EIIR. On short finals the Pilot noted that the aircraft was low on the approach, and advanced the throttle lever in an attempt to increase engine power. This had no immediate effect, and the aircraft continued to descend, and touched down at the very beginning of the paved surface of the runway. The aircraft bounced, and at the same time engine power increased. It veered to the left, impacted a raised area south west of the runway and sustained substantial damage. The occupants of the aircraft were uninjured. There was no fire.

G-BRSY, Hatz CB-1, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-04-21

Report No: 2018-016, Published: 2018-10-16

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On roll-out following a normal touchdown at Coonagh Airfield, Limerick (EICN), the HATZ CB-1 aircraft, with the Pilot and one passenger on board, tracked to the left and departed the paved runway surface. The left wheel sank into the soft grass at the edge of the runway. The front of the aircraft pitched down, causing the propeller to strike the grass and the aircraft to subsequently invert. There were no injuries.

G-DORM, Robinson R44 Clipper II, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-03-12

Report No: 2018-015, Published: 2018-09-28

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While approaching to land at a site on the Pilot’s property beside his house near Carlingford, Co. Louth, control of the helicopter was lost. This resulted in the helicopter’s main rotor making contact with the surface of a public road before the helicopter impacted with dense trees/shrubs in the garden of a neighbour’s house. The helicopter was destroyed. There was no fire. The Pilot and the one Passenger on board sustained serious injuries and were subsequently freed from the helicopter wreckage by the emergency services, before they were taken to hospital.

EI-BIV, Bellanca Decathlon 8KCAB, Atlantic Flight Training Academy

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-10-29

Report No: 2018-014, Published: 2018-09-11

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During a training flight for the purposes of demonstrating upset recovery techniques, the Pilot was demonstrating recovery from near inverted flight. On rolling the aircraft to recover to an upright attitude, the Pilot could not neutralise the ailerons. The ailerons were stuck with respective deflections of 10-15 degrees (starboard up, port down), with the aircraft rolled to the right. The Pilot managed his aircraft’s energy and attitude and safely landed the aircraft with the ailerons still restricted. On shutdown, the restriction cleared. Subsequent examination identified a loose bolt within the wing structure which was the likely cause of the restriction.

EI-AEL, Piper PA 16 Clipper, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-06-14

Report No: 2018-013, Published: 2018-09-03

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Following touchdown on runway (RWY) 29 at Abbeyshrule, the aircraft had slowed and was taxiing along the runway towards the club apron situated on the south side of the airfield. As it passed the northerly taxiway, the aircraft veered to the right and departed from the paved surface. Although the aircraft was significantly damaged, there were no injuries to the two occupants.

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.
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