Crash of a Partenavia P.68 Victor in Carnsore Point

Date & Time: Sep 23, 2021 at 1705 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
F-HIRD
Flight Phase:
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Waterford - Waterford
MSN:
14
YOM:
1975
Country:
Region:
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
0
Circumstances:
The twin engine aircraft departed Waterford Airport for a local survey flight. While flying at low altitude, the pilot reported technical difficulties and attempted an emergency landing when the aircraft crashed on a beach located in Carnsore Point and came to rest partially submerged in water. All four occupants were taken to hospital and the aircraft was destroyed.