Final Report: Accident Solar Wings Pegasus XL-R, (G-MNBI) Rathcash East, Co. Kilkenny, 28 June 2019 Report 2020-006

The microlight was on a local flight from a private airstrip at Rathcash East (Gowran), Co. Kilkenny, and was airborne for three to four minutes before the accident occurred at approximately 20.30 hrs. The Pilot was observed operating at low level in the area before proceeding back towards the airstrip. The microlight collided with one of two wooden poles supporting electrical power lines close to the private strip, and fell to the ground. The Pilot was fatally injured. There was no fire.
Occurrence Date: 
Friday, 28 June, 2019
Report Date: 
Thursday, 16 April, 2020