Incident: Mainair Blade 582, Microlight, EI-DRH, Rathcoole Airfield, 5 Nov 2006: Report No 2007-005



The microlight was taking off from the grass runway at Rathcoole Airfield, Mallow, Co. Cork. During the take off a spare pilot’s helmet escaped from a ballast bag secured in the rear seat and was ingested into the propeller damaging it. The take off was abandoned.  The Pilot was uninjured.  No injuries or damage to third party property resulted.




Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 5 November, 2006
Report Date: 
Monday, 19 February, 2007