Accident: Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4, EI-IAN, Clonbullogue Airfield, Co. Offaly, 4 May 2008: Report No 2008-031


The aircraft had descended for a landing on the westerly runway at Clonbullogue Airfield after a routine parachute-drop flight.  On short finals, with a southerly wind, the aircraft sank below the normal visual profile; the Pilot applied power to attempt recovery, but was unable to prevent contact with the boundary hedge before landing.  The aircraft was substantially damaged by contact with a wooden fence post, which was embedded in the hedge.  The Pilot, the sole occupant at the time, was unhurt.  There was no fire.

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 4 May, 2008
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 10 December, 2008