Accident: Mainair Blade 912S, EI-EHR, near Shinrone Co. Offaly, 27 December 2009: Report No 2010-021

Synopsis

The microlight aircraft, with two occupants on board, was returning to land at a private airstrip following a short local flight. The light conditions were fading rapidly as the sun set. The aircraft struck an overhead telephone cable running alongside the boundary wall of the airstrip field, and impacted into the field some 20 metres (m) inside the wall. The two occupants were seriously injured. The aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire.

Occurrence Date: 
Friday, 27 November, 2009
Report Date: 
Thursday, 18 November, 2010