Aircraft crashes in Offaly

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Aircraft crashes in Offaly

Post by cleared to land » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:38 pm

A light aircraft has crashed in Co Offaly today.

It is believed the plane suffered engine failure when coming down to land in a field in Clonbullogue shortly before 3pm this afternoon.

No passengers were on board at the time.

It is understood the pilot has gotten out of the aircraft and is being treated in hospital for shock.

A team from the Air Accident Investigation Unit is on its way to the scene.

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Post by trimflyingclub » Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:25 pm

Unconfirmed reports its the clubs Cessna 206 Turbine.

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Post by kilo delta » Sun Mar 15, 2009 9:09 pm

"A pilot is being treated for minor injuries after his aircraft crash-landed in a field in Co Offaly this afternoon.

Two sets of tandem parachute jumpers were also on board the Cessna 206 when it experienced a loss of power over the airfield at Clonbullogue.

It is understood the pilot ordered the four parachute jumpers out of the plane before he attempted to carry out a forced landing.

He brought the plane down in a ploughed field, close to the landing strip, where it flipped over.

The pilot was taken to hospital where he was treated for shock.

Officials from the Department of Transport's Air Accident Unit have begun an investigation into the incident."


http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0315/offaly.html

Glad to hear that everyone is okay.

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Post by buggyB » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:19 pm

The preliminary report is out on this one. Simply ran out of fuel, but with a twist. Hard way to learn
http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id=11448&lang=ENG&loc=1652

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