ACCIDENT: Urban Air UFM-10 Samba XLA, EI-XLA Birr, Co. Offaly, Ireland 12 June 2013: Report 2014-008

SYNOPSIS
 
Shortly after take-off from EIBR the aircraft turned left at approximately 500 ft. It was seen by a witness to descend in an unstable manner and recover following which it continued to descend.  The aircraft impacted an electric utility pole and a hedge before coming to rest in a field at Crinkle, Birr.  Both occupants suffered minor injuries. 
 
While the cause could not be conclusively determined, it is likely that localised atmospheric conditions ahead of a heavy rain cell coupled with low airspeed resulted in loss of lift. 
 
One Safety Recommendation is issued as a result of this Investigation.
 
Occurrence Date: 
Wednesday, 12 June, 2013
Report Date: 
Wednesday, 25 June, 2014
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