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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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.

F-HIRD, Partenavia P68, Action Air

Incident/Accident Date: 2021-09-23

Report No: 2021-009, Published: 2021-11-12

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The twin-engine aircraft, a Partenavia P68 Victor, with one Pilot and three passengers on board, departed Waterford Airport (EIWF) at 11.08 hrs. All of the passengers were part of an environmental research team and the purpose of the flight was to record sightings of a variety of marine wildlife. The Pilot informed the Investigation that two minutes after commencing the final survey line (i.e. the 18th survey line), an abnormal drop in the indicated fuel quantity was observed, the right engine stopped. The Pilot reported that when the aircraft was turned towards EIWF at an altitude of approximately 250 ft, the left engine stopped. The Pilot then flew directly to the shore and when the aircraft reached the shore, he banked the aircraft to the left and carried out a forced landing on the beach.

EI-ICR, Sikorsky S-92A, CHC Ireland

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-03-14

Report No: 2021-008, Published: 2021-11-05

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A Sikorsky S-92A helicopter, registration EI-ICR (call sign Rescue 116), which was being operated by a private operator on behalf of the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG), was en route from Dublin, on Ireland’s east coast, to Blacksod, Co. Mayo, on Ireland’s west coast. The Flight Crew’s intention was to refuel at Blacksod before proceeding, as tasked, to provide Top Cover for another of the Operator’s helicopters, which had been tasked to airlift a casualty from a fishing vessel, situated approximately 140 nautical miles off the west coast of Ireland. At 00.46 hrs, on 14 March 2017, while positioning for an approach to Blacksod from the west, the Helicopter, which was flying at 200 feet above the sea, collided with terrain at the western end of Black Rock, departed from controlled flight, and impacted with the sea. During the immediate search and rescue response, the Commander was found in the sea to the south-east of Black Rock and was later pronounced dead. Subsequently, the main wreckage of the Helicopter was found close to the south-eastern tip of Black Rock, on the seabed at a depth of approximately 40 metres. The deceased Co-pilot was located within the cockpit section of the wreckage and was recovered by naval service divers. Extensive surface and underwater searches were conducted; however, the two Rear Crew members were not located and remain lost at sea. Forty two Safety Recommendations are made as a result of this Investigation.

EI-DXT, Urban Air Samba UFM-10, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2021-06-22

Report No: 2021-007 , Published: 2021-10-12

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The Urban Air Samba UFM-10 aircraft, with two persons on board, landed on Runway (RWY) 07 at Fethard Airstrip, Co Tipperary, Ireland. A rapeseed crop was growing adjacent to each side of the grass runway. During the landing roll, the left wingtip made contact with the crop, which caused the aircraft to turn suddenly to the left and depart the runway. The aircraft’s landing gear sustained damage. The two occupants were uninjured, and exited the aircraft normally. There was no fire.

EI-DDX, Cessna 172S, Atlantic Flight Training Academy

Incident/Accident Date: 2020-01-06

Report No: 2021-006, Published: 2021-06-21

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During an instructional flight at Cork Airport (EICK), a section of the left main landing gear assembly departed the aircraft following a touch-and-go landing on Runway (RWY) 25. The Instructor, after discussions with Cork Air Traffic Control (ATC), performed a controlled two-wheel landing at EICK following which he steered the aircraft onto the grass verge to the left of the runway. There were no injuries reported. There was no fire.

G-OJCS, BRM Aero Bristell NG5, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2019-06-13

Report No: 2021-005, Published: 2021-06-15

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The aircraft took off from Runway (RWY) 29 at Kilrush Airfield (EIKH), Co. Kildare, at 18.02 hrs UTC, and was expected to land back at EIKH upon completion of the flight. The aircraft occupants’ families became concerned when the aircraft had not returned, and contact with An Garda Síochána was made that evening. The aircraft wreckage was located by the Dublin-based Search and Rescue helicopter (R116) at 03.29 hrs the following morning.

EI-EZU, Cessna FR172K Hawk XP, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2020-07-11

Report No: 2021-004, Published: 2021-06-10

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The Cessna FR172K aircraft, with one Pilot and one passenger on board, was en route from Rathcoole Aerodrome, Co. Cork (EIRT) to Tibohine Airfield, Co. Roscommon. When the aircraft was north-west of Loughrea, Co. Galway, the Pilot noticed that the engine oil pressure was decreasing and that some oily smoke had emanated from the engine cowlings. This was followed by the failure of the engine. The Pilot made a MAYDAY call to Shannon Air Traffic Control (ATC), to inform them of the situation and that he was going to carry out an emergency landing. During the attempted landing in an agricultural field, the aircraft contacted the ground hard and sustained substantial damage, resulting in the serious injury of the Pilot and passenger. The Pilot and passenger were assisted from the aircraft by two passers-by. There was no fire.

EI-SKP, Cessna F172P Skyhawk, National Flight Centre

Incident/Accident Date: 2020-09-26

Report No: 2021-003, Published: 2021-04-16

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The Student Pilot was returning to the departure airfield following a solo general handling exercise. The approach was high and fast, and following the initial touchdown, the aircraft bounced. The aircraft then contacted the runway, nose-wheel first, and following further bounces, was brought to rest on the runway with substantial damage. The Student sustained a minor injury subsequent to exiting the aircraft. There was no fire.

Nil, Parajet 130 Thor, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2020-05-20

Report No: 2021-002, Published: 2021-02-10

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On 27 May 2020, the paramotor carrying one Pilot departed Magharees, Co. Kerry. The Pilot’s intention was to perform a short leisure flight in the local area. At approximately 12.00 hrs, the paramotor passed overhead a caravan park near the village of Camp and turned to return to the point of departure. The Pilot said that having executed the turn, he did not adjust the setting of the wing trims which resulted in a rapid loss of altitude. The Paramotor struck and became entangled in electrical transmission cables overhead the caravan park. The cables broke and the Pilot and paramotor fell to the ground. The Pilot sustained minor injuries.
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