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-OJCS, BRM Aero, Bristell NG5, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-06-13

Report No: 2022-006, Published: 2022-05-27

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On 13 June 2019, at 18.02 hrs, the aircraft, a Bristell NG5 Speedwing, took off from Kilrush Airfield (EIKH), Co. Kildare, with two pilots on board. The purpose of the flight was to familiarise one of the new owners with the aircraft. During the flight, two stall exercises were carried out. Both stall exercises were commenced from an altitude of approximately 3,300 ft. During recovery from the second stall, the aircraft departed from controlled flight and commenced a rapid descent, entered a spiral dive, following which the aircraft entered a flat spin. The aircraft remained in the flat spin until it impacted the ground in an agricultural grass field, approximately 5.2 nautical miles (NM) south of EIKH, at Belan, Co. Kildare. The aircraft was destroyed. Both occupants were fatally injured. There was no fire.
 
 

EI-DGV, ATEC Zephyr 2000, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2021-06-12

Report No: 2022-005, Published: 2022-04-28

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On touchdown at a private airfield near Athenry, Co. Galway, the aircraft, with one Pilot on board, encountered a gust of wind from the west. The gust caused the aircraft to drift left towards a line of trees running parallel to the runway. The Pilot tried to turn the aircraft away from the trees, but was unsuccessful. The Pilot applied full power in an attempt to take-off again. During the attempted take-off, the left wing tip struck several trees. The aircraft continued over the airfield’s eastern boundary hedgerow, and came to rest in an agricultural field adjacent to the airfield. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire.
 
 

D-EIIL, Robin HR200-100, High Kings Flying Group

Incident/Accident Date: 2021-08-10

Report No: 2022-004, Published: 2022-03-25

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During a landing at a private airstrip at Dowth Hall, the aircraft touched down hard and bounced, before touching down again. The nose landing gear was damaged during the landing, which caused the aircraft to veer to the left, and depart the side of the runway. The two occupants were uninjured and exited the aircraft normally. There was no fire.
 
 

EI-ERM, Comco Ikarus C42B, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2021-01-03

Report No: 2022-003, Published: 2022-03-10

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The Comco Ikarus C42B aircraft, with the Pilot and one passenger on board, was en route from Sligo Airport (EISG) to Belmullet Aerodrome, Co. Mayo (EIBT). When the aircraft was overhead Bartragh Island, Co. Mayo, at an altitude estimated by the Pilot to be six to seven hundred feet, the engine cut out. The Pilot made one attempt to restart the engine without success, before carrying out a forced landing on a sandy beach on the south-western side of the island. The nose landing gear and right main landing gear collapsed during the landing and detached before the aircraft came to rest. The Pilot and passenger were uninjured and exited the aircraft unaided. There was no fire.
 
 

EI-FBY, BRM Land Africa (Citius), Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2021-04-21

Report No: 2022-002, Published: 2022-02-21

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The BRM Land Africa (Citius) aircraft departed Ballyheelan Airfield, Co Cavan for a local flight on 21 April 2021. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant, estimated the wind speed to be 25 miles per hour (mph) at departure. The Pilot stated that one hour later, when returning to land, the wind speed had increased and was gusting to an estimated 35 mph. He said that as the aircraft crossed the runway threshold, he reduced engine power and just before touchdown the aircraft appeared to sink and stall, resulting in a hard landing on the runway. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to its undercarriage. The Pilot was uninjured. There was no fire
 
 

G-UINN, Stolp Starduster TOO SA-300, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-06-01

Report No: 2022-001, Published: 2022-01-24

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The Pilot had conducted a general handling and aerobatics flight in the aircraft, a Stolp Starduster TOO SA-300 biplane, followed by a return to land on the westerly grass runway at Ballyboy Airfield, Co. Meath. During the landing roll, the left main undercarriage leg gradually collapsed, causing the aircraft to veer to the left. During the subsequent runway excursion, the aircraft impacted a perimeter fence adjacent to the runway and came to rest facing in a south-easterly direction. The Pilot and Passenger were both uninjured. There was no fire.
 
 

EI-GLV, Schleicher ASW 19B, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-07-27

Report No: 2021-013, Published: 2021-12-30

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While flying in the vicinity of Dunlavin, Co Wicklow in a Schleicher ASW 19 B single seat glider, the Pilot was unable to locate thermal activity to obtain sufficient lift to continue the flight and thus completed an ‘out-landing’. The Pilot reported that during the landing roll, the glider impacted a hedgerow surrounding the landing field and sustained substantial damage. The Pilot was uninjured.
 
 

EI-ANT, Citabria 7ECA, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2021-06-13

Report No: 2021-012, Published: 2021-12-21

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Having completed two circuits to Runway 28 at Trim Airfield Co. Meath, the aircraft was on the ground roll phase prior to a planned third circuit. At approximately 35 – 40 miles per hour (mph), power was applied to accelerate the aircraft. The aircraft swung to the left, departed the side of the runway and continued through a barbed wire fence before coming to rest in an adjacent field. The aircraft was destroyed. The two occupants exited the aircraft unaided. There was no fire.
 
 

OM-M821, PESZKE S.C. GP-14-SE VELO, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-03-27

Report No: 2021-011, Published: 2021-12-17

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During an aerotow take-off from Gowran Grange Airfield, Co. Kildare, a Slovakian registered glider, hit trees at the airfield boundary and subsequently impacted into the ground in the adjoining field. The glider impacted through two sets of post and wire fencing. The glider was substantially damaged. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant of the glider, was uninjured in the accident.
 
 

N378AX, Boeing 767-300, Omni Air International

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-08-15

Report No: 2021-010, Published: 2021-11-22

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During the take-off roll on Runway (RWY) 24 at Shannon Airport (EINN), Ireland, the Commander heard an unusual noise and elected to reject the take-off. Following the rejected take-off, the aircraft was taxied to a holding area for brake cooling. It was subsequently decided to return to the parking stand. During the taxi back to stand, Shannon ATC observed smoke and then a fire in the area of the left main landing gear. Airport Fire and Rescue Service (AFRS) vehicles were deployed and the fire was extinguished. The passengers and crew evacuated the aircraft via emergency slides. One passenger sustained a minor injury during the evacuation.
 
 
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