Incident: Model Aircraft, No reg, Dublin Airport, 7 Dec 1996: Report No 1998-017


The model was flying circuits at a registered aeromodel site in the Phoenix Park in Dublin.  After a take-off, which followed a normal circuit, command of the model was lost.  The model then flew off in a North-east direction.  When its fuel was exhausted, the model glided to earth, and landed on the new link taxi-way near the threshold of Runway 28 at Dublin Airport.


The report finds that the probable cause of the loss of command was the exhaustion of the receiver battery.



Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, 7 December, 1996
Report Date: 
Sunday, 20 December, 1998