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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N999RL, Robinson R44 Raven II, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2022-12-11

Report No: 2023-001, Published: 2023-01-10

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The Pilot of the helicopter contacted the Flight Information Service (FIS) at Shannon ATC at 14:32 hrs on the day of the accident to report that he was departing from Ballygarret, Co. Wexford, 'enroute to Rosslare and then over to Kilrush Airfield'. At 14:58 hrs, the Pilot contacted Shannon FIS to advise that he was 'lifting out of Rosslare for Kilrush Airfield', which is located in Co. Kildare. At 15:26 hrs, the Pilot reported to Shannon FIS that he was 'switching now to Kilrush frequency'. The radar data indicates that at 15:32 hrs, when the helicopter was approximately 0.7 nautical miles (NM) to the south-west of Kilrush Airfield and at an altitude of approximately 1,900 feet (ft), it turned right (north-east). The radar data also indicates that the helicopter continued generally north-eastwards past Kilrush and towards the Kennycourt area, which is also in Co. Kildare and located approximately 6.7 NM north-east of Kilrush Airfield. The last recorded radar position was approximately 0.3 NM (556 m) south-east of the accident site at 15:45 hrs. The data indicates that the helicopter was at an altitude of approximately 1,600 ft at this stage. Video footage obtained by the Investigation briefly showed the helicopter descending in a steep nose-down attitude in the final moments of the flight. A post-crash fire occurred that was subsequently extinguished by local fire services.

EI-FSR, ELA Aviacion SL, ELA 07S, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2022-03-18

Report No: 2022-012, Published: 2022-12-30

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During take-off from Runway 24 at Spanish Point Airfield (EISP), Co Clare, the tandem seat gyroplane, with one pilot and one passenger on board, encountered a gust of wind from the south-east which caused the gyroplane to depart from the runway centre line. The Pilot was unable to prevent the gyroplane from veering towards a boundary fence to the right of the runway where the main rotor struck a fence post. The gyroplane eventually came to rest on its left side and facing in the opposite direction to the departure runway. The Pilot was seriously injured in the accident. The gyroplane sustained substantial damage. There was no fire

No Reg, Ozone Geo 6 Paraglider, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2022-03-05

Report No: 2022-011, Published: 2022-11-02

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The Pilot unpacked the paraglider canopy on the north side of Sugarloaf Hill, Co. Tipperary. He allowed the wind to inflate the canopy and a take-off was performed. The Pilot flew briefly towards the north-east before performing a left turn through approximately 180 degrees. The paraglider suddenly lost altitude as it continued to turn and the Pilot collided with terrain not far from the take-off point. The Pilot was seriously injured and was airlifted to hospital.

None, Airwave Hang Glider/Mosquito Motor Harness, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2022-09-18

Report No: 2022-010, Published: 2022-10-24

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At approximately 16:00 hrs on 18 September 2022, the powered hang glider was launched from an agricultural field close to Miltown Malbay County Clare. The Pilot was flying and operating alone. Evidence gathered at the accident site indicates that the Pilot launched the hang glider, travelled a distance over ground of less than 100 metres and impacted terrain in the same field. There was no fire. Subsequently, the Pilot was pronounced deceased.

None, Axis Comet 3 Paraglider, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2022-07-22

Report No: 2022-009, Published: 2022-10-19

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The paraglider was launched from a point approximately 600 m north-west of the Nine Stones car park, adjacent to Mt. Leinster, Co. Carlow, Ireland, and was subsequently flown to an area east of the car park. As the paraglider was north-east of the car park, flying in a south-westerly direction, parallel to the road leading to the car park, it performed a sharp left turn, which was towards the up-slope of the hill. The Pilot impacted with terrain just to the south of the road and sustained serious back injuries.

EI-WMN, Piper PA23-250F, Westair Aviation

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-12-02

Report No: 2022-008, Published: 2022-07-21

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During the landing on Runway 24 at Shannon Airport (EINN), the nose landing gear of the Piper PA23 aircraft collapsed, causing the aircraft's two propellers to strike the runway. The aircraft came to rest on the left side of the runway. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured and exited the aircraft normally. There was no fire.

EI-GOE, Thruster T600N-450, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2021-03-02

Report No: 2022-007, Published: 2022-07-11

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During a local circuit flight conducted from a private grass airstrip, in the Woolengrange area of Co. Kilkenny, the microlight aircraft experienced engine difficulties when climbing away from the airstrip. The Pilot conducted a forced landing in an agricultural field close to the airstrip. During the landing roll the aircraft impacted with a line of raised ground which traversed the field. The aircraft decelerated suddenly, and slewed around coming to rest on a heading that was approximately reciprocal to its original direction of travel. The aircraft was destroyed in the impact sequence. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant of the microlight, sustained severe injuries as a result of the accident; extricated himself from the wreckage and was assisted by local residents who attended the scene. There was no fire.

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.
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