Accident: Piper PA 28-151, EI-WRN, Trim Airfield, Co. Meath, 20 August 2008: Report No 2009-016




The planned flight was from Trim Airfield, Co. Meath to Weston Airport.  In the early stages of the climb out from Trim, the engine suddenly ceased producing power.  The Pilot applied carburettor heat and power was restored for a number of seconds.  However, the engine then stopped completely and the aircraft force landed in a field of barley close to the airfield.  The aircraft was substantially damaged.  The Pilot and his passenger were taken to hospital but they were not injured.  There was no fire.

Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 20 August, 2008
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 5 August, 2009