Accident: Piper PA 28-180 Archer, G-BGTJ, Corriebracks Mountain, Co. Wicklow, 25 October 2008: Report No 2009-027

  

SYNOPSIS 

The aircraft was on a private flight from Gloucestershire Airport in the UK, to Kilrush Airfield, Co. Kildare, Ireland.  The last radar contact was observed at 11.26 hrs with the aircraft on a westerly heading at an altitude of 3,300 ft in the vicinity of Glenmacnass Waterfall, northeast of Tonelagee Mt, Co. Wicklow.  Weather conditions at the time were difficult, with strong winds, low cloud and poor visibility.  The aircraft was found, impacted into boggy terrain, near the summit of Corriebracks Mt. in Co. Wicklow.  The four occupants were fatally injured. 

Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, 22 December, 2009
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 22 December, 2009