Accident: Jodel DR25, G-AWKP, Leperstown Dunmore East Waterford, 8 Jun 1998: Report No 1999-005

SYNOPSIS

The aircraft departed Little Gransden in the UK at 0740 hours on a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flight to Waterford Airport in Ireland. The weather en route deteriorated, however, and the pilot elected to continue under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). The pilot failed to establish on the ILS twice at his destination in Waterford Airport. During the course of the second go around, the pilot became visual and elected to land in a suitable field, as he considered he had insufficient fuel for additional approaches. 

The pilot landed the aircraft in a small and steeply uphill field. The aircraft came to a stop in a mud heap, just short of some farm out-buildings. There was no fire. All three occupants were uninjured. 

Occurrence Date: 
Monday, 8 June, 1998
Report Date: 
Friday, 21 May, 1999