Accident: COMCO-IKARUS, C42 FB Microlight, EI-ETU Carrickbrack Airfield, Letterkenny Co. Donegal, 27 December 2012: Report 2013-006


Following a longer than expected take-off run over wet/soft grassland, the aircraft became airborne and had insufficient height to clear a line of trees at the airfield boundary hedgerow.  The right-hand wing-tip struck a holly tree and the aircraft subsequently impacted heavily into the adjacent field. Both occupants escaped without injury, but the aircraft was substantially damaged. There was no fire.

Occurrence Date: 
Thursday, 27 December, 2012
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 30 April, 2013