Incident:Grob 115A, EI-CAC, Kilrush Airfield, 17 May 2004: Report No 2008-024




The aircraft was on a routine training flight when the Pilot noticed a persistent smell of fuel. The Pilot landed immediately.  Subsequent inspection found that the left pedal rudder control rod had been rubbing against a flexible fuel hose in the cockpit and that the hose had worn through allowing fuel to leak into the cockpit.  As a result of this Investigation, the aircraft Manufacturer issued Service Bulletin 1078-152 in order to rectify this problem on all G 115 /G 115A aircraft.

Occurrence Date: 
Monday, 17 May, 2004
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 23 September, 2008