ACCIDENT: Piper J5A (Cub Cruiser), EI-AXT, Near Shantonagh Co. Monaghan, Ireland, 13 September 2016: REPORT 2018-003

When landing in a sloping agricultural field near Castleblaney Co. Monaghan, following a flight from a private airstrip in Co. Galway, the tail-wheel aircraft touched down hard and bounced. The Pilot applied engine power “to avoid a stall” and the aircraft touched down again approximately 45 metres (m) further on. This was followed by a series of bounces and a loss of directional control, resulting in the right hand wing tip making contact with the ground. The aircraft came to rest in a nose-down position. The Pilot, who was the sole occupant, was uninjured.
Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, 13 September, 2016
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 28 February, 2018