Accident:Piper - PA 28-181 (ARCHER II), D-EAOB,Athboy Airfield (EIMH), Meath,11 March 2009: Report No 2009-026

 

SYNOPSIS

The aircraft, carrying the Pilot and two passengers, departed EIMH with the intention of flying to Cheltenham (UK).  After take-off the aircraft failed to climb and accelerate as the Pilot expected and the port stabiliser struck a hedge that forms the airfield boundary.  The Pilot elected to make a forced landing in the adjacent stubble field.  During the forced landing the aircraft suffered substantial damage, the nose wheel sheared off and the starboard undercarriage leg collapsed before the aircraft eventually came to rest 165 metres (m) into the field.  There were no injuries and the Pilot and passengers exited the aircraft without third party assistance.  There was no post-impact fire.

 

 

Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, 15 December, 2009
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 15 December, 2009