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Crash of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan in Clonbullogue: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 13, 2018 at 1438 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-KNYS
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Clonbullogue - Clonbullogue
MSN:
208B-1146
YOM:
2005
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
2157
Aircraft flight hours:
4670
Aircraft flight cycles:
6379
Circumstances:
The Cessna 208B aircraft took off from Runway 27 at Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL), Co. Offaly at approximately 13.14 hrs. On board were the Pilot and a Passenger (a child), who were seated in the cockpit, and 16 skydivers, who occupied the main cabin. The skydivers jumped from the aircraft, as planned, when the aircraft was overhead EICL at an altitude of approximately 13,000 feet. When the aircraft was returning to the airfield, the Pilot advised by radio that he was on ‘left base’ (the flight leg which precedes the approach leg and which is normally approximately perpendicular to the extended centreline of the runway). No further radio transmissions were received. A short while later, it was established that the aircraft had impacted nose-down into a forested peat bog at Ballaghassan, Co. Offaly, approximately 2.5 nautical miles (4.6 kilometres) to the north-west of EICL. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire. The Pilot and Passenger were fatally injured.
Probable cause:
Impact with terrain following a loss of control in a steeply banked left-hand turn. The following contributing factors were reported:
- The steeply banked nature of the turn being performed,
- Propeller torque reaction following a rapid and large increase in engine torque,
- The aircraft’s speed while manoeuvring during the steeply banked turn,
- Insufficient height above ground to effect a successful recovery.
Final Report:

Crash of an ATR72-212 in Shannon

Date & Time: Jul 17, 2011 at 1021 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EI-SLM
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Manchester - Shannon
MSN:
413
YOM:
1994
Flight number:
EIN3601
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
21
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
2882
Captain / Total hours on type:
2444.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
1678
Copilot / Total hours on type:
1351
Aircraft flight hours:
32617
Aircraft flight cycles:
37149
Circumstances:
The aircraft and crew commenced operations in EINN that morning, departing at 05.52 hrs and arriving at EGCC at 07.13 hrs. During the turnaround, fuel was uplifted and 21 passengers boarded. Using the flight number and call sign EI-3601 the scheduled passenger service departed EGCC at 07.47 hrs for EINN with an estimated flight time of one hour and nine minutes. En-route operations were normal and, in consultation with ATC, the aircraft descended and was cleared to self-position to DERAG2 for an Instrument Landing System (ILS) approach to RWY 24.
At 09.08 hrs the aircraft commenced an approach to RWY 24 in strong and gusty crosswind conditions. Following a turbulent approach difficulty was experienced in landing the aircraft, which contacted the runway in a nose-down attitude and bounced. A go-around was performed and the aircraft was vectored for a second approach. During this second approach landing turbulence was again experienced. Following bounces the aircraft pitched nose down and contacted the runway heavily in a nose down attitude. The nose gear collapsed and the aircraft nose descended onto the runway. The aircraft sustained damage with directional control being lost. The aircraft came to rest at the junction of the runway and a taxiway. Following engine shutdown the forward Cabin Crew Member (CCM) advised the cockpit that there was no smoke and that the doors could be opened following which, an evacuation was commenced. Airport fire crews arrived on scene promptly and assisted passengers disembarking the aircraft. There were no injuries.
Probable cause:
Probable Cause:
1. Excessive approach speed and inadequate control of aircraft pitch during a crosswind landing in very blustery conditions.
Contributory Factors:
1. Confusing wording in the FCOM that led the crew to compute an excessive wind factor in the determination of Vapp.
2. Incorrect power handling technique while landing.
3. Inexperience of the pilot in command.
4. Inadequate information provided to flight crew regarding crosswind landing techniques.
Final Report:

Crash of a Swearingen SA227BC Metro III in Cork: 6 killed

Date & Time: Feb 10, 2011 at 0950 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EC-ITP
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Belfast-Cork
MSN:
BC-789B
YOM:
1992
Flight number:
NM7100
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
2
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
10
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
1801
Captain / Total hours on type:
1600.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
539
Copilot / Total hours on type:
289
Aircraft flight hours:
32653
Aircraft flight cycles:
34156
Circumstances:
The aircraft departed Belfast City Airport (EGAC) on an international scheduled passenger service to Cork Airport (EICK). Low Visibility Procedures (LVP) were in operation at the destination. The aircraft carried out two ILS1 approaches, each followed by a missed approach. The aircraft then entered a holding pattern following which a third ILS approach was made to Runway (RWY) 17. The approach was continued below Decision Height (200 ft) and a missed approach was initiated. Approaching the runway threshold, the aircraft rolled to the left followed by a rapid roll to the right during which the right wingtip contacted the runway surface. The aircraft continued to roll and impacted the runway in a fully inverted position. The aircraft departed the runway surface to the right and came to rest in soft ground. A significant quantity of mud entered the aircraft through a fracture in the roof, partially filling the cabin. Six persons (including the two Flight Crew members) were fatally injured, four were seriously injured and two received minor injuries. The propeller blades on both engines were severely damaged; three of the four propeller blades on the right-hand engine detached during the impact sequence. Fire occurred in both engines after impact. These fires were extinguished expeditiously by the Airport Fire Service.
Probable cause:
Loss of control during an attempted go-around initiated below Decision Height (200 feet) in Instrument Meteorological Conditions.
The following factors were considered as significant:
- The approach was continued in conditions of poor visibility below those required.
- The descent was continued below the Decision Height without adequate visual reference being acquired.
- Uncoordinated operation of the flight and engine controls when go-around was attempted
- The engine power-levers were retarded below the normal in-flight operational range, an action prohibited in flight.
- A power difference between the engines became significant when the engine power levers were retarded below the normal in-flight range.
- Tiredness and fatigue on the part of the Flight Crew members.
- Inadequate command training and checking.
- Inappropriate pairing of Flight Crew members, and
- Inadequate oversight of the remote Operation by the Operator and the State of the Operator.
Final Report:

Crash of a Cessna 208 Caravan in Aerfort na Minna (Aran Island): 2 killed

Date & Time: Jul 5, 2007 at 1449 LT
Type of aircraft:
Registration:
N208EC
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Inis Meáin-Aerfort na Minna
MSN:
208-1153
YOM:
2005
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Captain / Total flying hours:
9001
Captain / Total hours on type:
476.00
Aircraft flight hours:
320
Aircraft flight cycles:
275
Circumstances:
The aircraft was performing a demonstration flight for business men who wanted to buy it. After a tour in the Galway (Connemara) region, the single aircraft was returning to Aerfort na Minna airport. On landing, the aircraft crashed and was destroyed. Two passengers were killed while 7 others were injured.

Crash of a Fokker F27 in Sligo

Date & Time: Nov 2, 2002 at 1702 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
G-ECAT
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dublin-Sligo
MSN:
10672
YOM:
1984
Flight number:
ECY406
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
36
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Aircraft flight hours:
27452

Crash of a Lockheed L-188 Electra in Shannon

Date & Time: Mar 1, 1999 at 0846 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N285F
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Dublin-Shannon
MSN:
1107
YOM:
1959
Flight number:
EXS6526
Location:
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Captain / Total flying hours:
5000
Captain / Total hours on type:
3200.00
Copilot / Total flying hours:
3000
Copilot / Total hours on type:
760
Aircraft flight hours:
65000

Crash of a Britten-Norman BN-2A-26 Islander in Galway

Date & Time: Jul 7, 1980
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
EI-BBR
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
MSN:
472
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
4
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
During the takeoff roll, the pilot encountered an unexpected situation and decided to abort. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the twin engine airplane overran, struck a wall and came to rest. All five occupants were injured and the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.

Crash of a BAe 125-600B at Baldonnel AFB

Date & Time: Nov 27, 1979
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
236
Flight Phase:
Flight Type:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Baldonnel - Baldonnel
MSN:
25256
YOM:
1971
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
3
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
0
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The crew was supposed to fly to UK for scheduled maintenance. During the takeoff roll at Baldonnel-Casement Airbase, the airplane collided with a flock of birds. The takeoff procedure was abandoned and the pilot initiated an emergency braking procedure. Unable to stop within the remaining distance, the airplane overran and came to rest. All three crew members escaped uninjured while the aircraft was damaged beyond repair.
Probable cause:
Bird strike on takeoff.