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-FCY, ATR 72-212A, Stobart Air

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-08-24

Report No: 2018-020, Published: 2018-12-27

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The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from Birmingham Airport (EGBB), United Kingdom, to Cork Airport (EICK), Ireland. The flight was uneventful until just before the aircraft began its descent into Cork, at which point the Flight Crew received a Master Caution, triggered by two electrical faults. This was followed by a Master Warning associated with electrical smoke and by the sight and smell of smoke in the cockpit. The Flight Crew donned their oxygen masks, declared an emergency (Mayday) to Air Traffic Control (ATC), and carried out the SMOKE Checklist memory actions. Non-normal checklists associated with Smoke, Electrical Smoke, and associated electrical failures were also completed, including the Manual Gear Extension checklist. The smoke cleared and the aircraft landed normally. There were no injuries.

G-FBEM, Embraer ERJ 190-200 LR, FlyBe

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-10-16

Report No: 2018-019, Published: 2018-12-11

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The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger service from Cardiff Airport, UK (EGFF) to Dublin Airport, (EIDW). During its final descent towards EIDW, the Flight Crew noticed a burning smell, which they described as “sulphurous”. The Commander contacted the Cabin Crew, who informed him that they had also noticed a smell. The Commander noted that the smell appeared to be getting more intense.The Flight Crew donned their oxygen masks, which had integrated smoke goggles, and declared a PAN-PAN (state of urgency) to Air Traffic Control(ATC). During the approach the Flight Crew experienced difficulties communicating with each other and ATC. They also experienced restricted visibility through the smoke goggles. The aircraft continued its approach and landed safely at EIDW, where it was met by the emergency services. There were no injuries.

N531TJ, Enstrom 280FX, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2018-07-16

Report No: 2018-018, Published: 2018-12-07

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Whilst carrying out practice exercises near Carrahane Strand, Co. Kerry, the Pilot, who was the sole occupant of the Enstrom 280FX helicopter, landed briefly for a break. The landing surface was soft, wet, sand. The skids of the helicopter had touched down lightly prior to it rolling over on to its left-hand side. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The Pilot was uninjured.

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.
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