Accident: Piper PA140, EI-CGP, Nr Bandon, 12 Mar 2000: Report No 2000-014


The aircraft took off from Cork Airport at 15.05. hours.  The instructor intended to carry out a training exercise in the Bandon area.  Whilst in a climb the instructor noticed a loss of power from the engine and that the engine oil pressure read zero.  The engine then started to run roughly and as he declared an emergency, the propeller stopped.   He then carried out a text book forced landing in a dry harrowed field with a run of about 100 metres.  There were no injuries or damage to the aircraft as a result of the landing.
Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 12 March, 2000
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 12 September, 2000