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Serious Incident: Powerchute Kestrel (Microlight), G-MWFI, Carrowpadden, Dunmore, Co. Galway, 5 Aug 2012: Report 2013-001
The Pilot of G-MWFI conducted a low ‘fly by’ over a field where a vintage farm equipment rally was being held. While doing so the aircraft struck and damaged a low-voltage electricity power line which caused the aircraft to hit the ground. The Pilot suffered a minor injury and the aircraft minor damage. The Pilot was unlicensed and the aircraft, which had been de-registered by the UK in 2011, did not have a Permit to Fly.
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