ACCIDENT:Laverda SpA F.8L Falco IV, EI-BMF,Powerscourt, Co. Wicklow,10 April 2010: Report No 2011-013

  

The aircraft returned to a private airfield at Powerscourt after a local flight lasting approximately 30 minutes.  During the final stages of the approach, the Pilot initiated a go-around on a runway with a steep up-slope.  During the go-around, the left wing of the aircraft struck a tree beyond the far end of this runway. Following a series of subsequent ground impacts the aircraft came to rest in an inverted position in a field adjacent to the airfield.  Post-impact, a fuel-fed fire immediately occurred.  The Passenger was fatally injured and the Pilot subsequently died of his injuries.

Occurrence Date: 
Saturday, 10 April, 2010
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 19 July, 2011