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Meath Plane Crash

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:25 pm
by bean_ian
http://www.rte.ie/news/2008/0820/trim.html

Glad to see there was no serious injurys.

Anyone any more information?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:32 pm
by KeithT
Thank God they are ok.

Belfast telegraph reporting it as PA28, stalling on take off, but I wouldn't mind what I read.

In light of recent aviation incidents here and abroad its a relief to hear these guys walked away

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:32 pm
by cleared to land
Any idea of the call sign of the aircraft involved.

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:38 pm
by alphaLaura

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:03 pm
by KeithT
Wow, bad day or bad week for Aviation

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:41 pm
by OW wright
"The light aircraft crash landed into a field near an air strip on the edge of the town."

Why do the press have refer to it as a crash landing. From the report it sounds like they made a forced landing , which of course as pilots we are all trained to do.

sorry just one of my pet hates :x

anyway i hope there ok.

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:42 pm
by nickpapa
the heli crash dates back to march??

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:14 pm
by cleared to land
A light aircraft crashed in a field near Trim Co Meath this afternoon.

The two people on board were taken to Our Lady's Hospital in Navan where they were treated for minor injuries.

The plane was attempting to land at an air strip outside Trim when the crash happened. It landed 250 metres short of the strip in a field.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Air Accident Investigation Unit.

© 2008 irishtimes.com

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:34 pm
by alphaLaura
nickpapa - woops, I read the wrong date off the page. :oops: Blonde or what.

Relief to know that at least the injuries were minor.

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:23 am
by bean_ian
Various web sites now referring to the downed craft as a PA28 and also that the engine "stalled" after takeoff.
Still no word on the reg though

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:14 am
by Zyox
Irish times today, page 2, says it suffered engine failure on take off. Cleared a row of trees and landed 500m from the strip.

Also says it got it's airworthyness 3 week ago, so that might help in finding the reg?

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:19 pm
by Lambada Crazy
Registration is EI-WRN, you can almost read it in the picture in the independant.