Aircraft down near Killucan 25/05/2006 - 2 fatalities

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Aircraft down near Killucan 25/05/2006 - 2 fatalities

Post by conor_mc » Thu May 25, 2006 11:45 am

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Post by conor_mc » Thu May 25, 2006 11:49 am

The news report has changed literally just as I posted that.

Unfortunately there seems to have been two fatalities.

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Post by ceatach » Thu May 25, 2006 12:54 pm

:(

any more details?

Condolences to all affected.

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Post by EiMPB » Thu May 25, 2006 1:14 pm

Hi Just heard the news! Anyone any more details?

Condolences to all involved!

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Post by conor_mc » Thu May 25, 2006 1:17 pm

From the Indo's breaking news....

Two men have died in a light aircraft crash near Killucan in Co Westmeath this morning.
The plane, which belonged to the National Flying Centre based at Weston Aerodrome in Co Kildare, came down in the Raharney area at around 11am, killing both people on board.

The victims are believed to be an instructor from the centre and his passenger.

A local man apparently tried to rescue the pair, who were unconscious when he arrived on the scene.

However, he was forced to move away from the scene due to fears of a possible fire or explosion because fuel was leaking from the aircraft.

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Post by TolTol » Thu May 25, 2006 2:08 pm

Sad day, condolences to all involved.

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Post by martinc » Thu May 25, 2006 2:17 pm

News update and pic on RTE:
http://www.rte.ie/news/2006/0525/plane.html
http://dynamic.rte.ie/quickaxs/1news.smil

Summary:
- Reported as a Cessna 152 - Two seater
- Plane appeared to have attempted a controlled landing
/\/\artin C.

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Post by PaulR » Thu May 25, 2006 2:39 pm

Very sad news, an instructor helping a pupil fulfill his dream and the pupil working towards it with eager anticipation, two lives snuffed out in this tragic accident.

My sincere sympathies to all relatives and friends of the deceased.

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Post by Michael Gilligan » Thu May 25, 2006 2:44 pm

According to the RTE news at IPM the aircraft burst into flames on impact and both crew were trapped, it was a few hours before anyone could go near the wreckage, the reporter also said that due to the ground being so soft after all the rain that it appears to have turned over as it tried to land.

Terrible sad day for Irish Aviation, condolences to all involved
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Post by Delta Romeo » Thu May 25, 2006 3:12 pm

I just got a call from a friend of mine about it. The names havnt been released yet as far as can tell but it indeed was one of the NFC instructors and his student. I know the instructor in question, a very nice guy who gave me my 2nd solo check ride. I was told that the aircraft was EI-CHM. Lets leave the theories alone for now and keep the thoughts of the family in mind.

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Post by 900EX » Thu May 25, 2006 5:25 pm

Sincere condolences to all those that knew and worked with those involved. A very sad day indeed.
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Post by flyingsky » Thu May 25, 2006 5:45 pm

I believe the aircraft was C152 EI-BNM
Condolences to all family and friends and to all the staff at NFC.
What a lovely guy and such a tragic accident.

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Post by robertd » Thu May 25, 2006 6:15 pm

My Sincere condolences to the families,
I'm still trying to get my head around this accident,
I can confirm that the plane was Cessna 150 EI-CHM from the recent six one news on RTE.

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Post by alphaLaura » Thu May 25, 2006 6:27 pm

This is just awful - I can't offer anymore than what's already been said; deepest sympathy to all involved.
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Post by OW wright » Thu May 25, 2006 7:03 pm

very sad news, the aircraft appears to have buried its nose in the soft ground, from the news report on the six one news it seems that the people living near by tried to revive the instructor (right hand seat)
i did my first solo flight in EI-CHM about two years ago, the aircraft is being brought to gormanstown.

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