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Aircraft Down in Roscommon

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:17 pm
by inverted
From the RTE news website:

Small plane crashes in Co Roscommon
Sunday, 11 May 2008 18:59
A small plane with two people on board is understood to have crashed near Ballaghadereen, Co Roscommon.

The plane had earlier left Ireland West Airport at Knock, bound for Weston Airport in Dublin.

It crashed after it had turned back after getting into difficulty

The Air Accident Investigation Unit has been informed and investigators are en route to the scene. "

- Hope both parties concerned are ok.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 7:23 pm
by Lambada Crazy
Hope they are ok.

Anyone have further details? or type of aircraft.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:14 pm
by Flyer1
From the RTE Website:

A 51-year-old man has been killed in a small plane crash near Kilmovee in Co Mayo.

The single engine light aircraft had two men on board. One man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The second man was seriously injured and has been taken to Mayo General Hospital in Castlebar.
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The plane had earlier left Ireland West Airport at Knock, bound for Weston Airport in Dublin.

It crashed at 4.45pm after it had turned back when it got into difficulty.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit is on its way and emergency services are at the scene

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:26 pm
by Neworder79
Very sad news, my sympathy to all involved.
Wonder if it was a Weston based aircraft?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 8:29 pm
by cleared to land
Does any one know the reg?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:04 pm
by Lambada Crazy
from what ive heard its a beechcraft. I dont think its weston based. It may have been based in Knock. I think it may have been the aircraft i did a lot of my PPL training in. I dont want to speculate as i could be wrong. We will soon hear from RTE and the AAIU

Rest in Peace.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:16 pm
by Maverick
Sincere sympathys to all involved and I wish a speedy recovery for the injured individual.

Rest in Peace

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 9:21 pm
by inverted
sympathys to all involved

R.I.P

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:22 pm
by Lambada Crazy
Seeing the video on rte, it is a Beechcraft 77 Skipper, Registered EI-BHT as far as i know it recently moved base from waterford.

Sad to hear there was a Fatality. R.I.P

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Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:31 pm
by KeithT
This is very sad news.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:37 pm
by highonsnow
This is a terrible tragedy.

Are there any preliminary reports detailing what could possibly have caused the difficulties in-flight? AAIU website is having a little bit of trouble at the moment, most pages are showing server errors..

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:47 pm
by Little Boy Lost
As far as I know the AAIU have not yet perfected telepathy. How instaneous would you like the report to be, perhaps even before the accident has happened?

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 10:52 pm
by highonsnow
No need for the sarcasm. If you had read my message clearly you might have realised I said PRELIMINARY reports - to further clarify for you, this does not mean official reports by the AAIU but by anybody who quite possibly, in this relatively small country, might have overheard in the locality.

Don't turn this thread into a mockery, we're all just looking for some information about the accident. Be a bit more respectful.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 11:32 pm
by Flyer1
I'd like to offer my sincere sympathys to all involved and I wish a speedy recovery for the injured person.

Rest in Peace and my condolences to the familiy of the deceased.

Such a sad end for such a fantastic little aeroplane. I did a good few hours in BHT ( affectionately known as Skippie ) towards my PPL. It was a fantastic, responsive and fun to fly aeroplane which always put a smile on your face no matter what flight you did.
Regards,
Brian.

Posted: Sun May 11, 2008 11:34 pm
by Lambada Crazy
from rte;

The plane came down in a field in Kilmovee at 4.45pm when the pilot tried to turn back and make an emergency landing.

Early indications suggest it suffered a technical failure.