Accident: Eiriavion PIK-20D (Glider), G-EDMV, near Durrow, Co. Laois, 15 July 2009

SYNOPSIS

The glider was carrying out a closed-circuit cross-country flight from Birr Airfield, Co. Offaly (EIBR). Due to deterioration in the weather conditions, the Pilot decided to make an unscheduled out-landing in a field near Durrow, Co. Laois. The glider landed on a down-slope, and the Pilot ground looped to the right to avoid impacting the field boundary fence and hedge. The fuselage sustained significant damage during the ground loop manoeuvre.

 

Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 15 July, 2009
Report Date: 
Friday, 13 August, 2010