Accident: Piper Cub C65, EI-CUB, Galway Airport, 26 Mar 2000: Report No 2000-010


The aircraft intended flying from Galway Airport to Birr, Co. Offaly. The pilot, occupied the rear cabin seat, with his wife as passenger in the front cabin seat. The pilot stated that after getting airborne the right wing of the aircraft was lifted by a gust of wind. Despite his full control input the aircraft was blown some 90° left of the runway direction and flew about 80 metres over the grass perimeter and impacted the airfield boundary stone wall. The airport Fire Services helped remove the passenger from the crushed front cabin area. She was then transferred to hospital in Galway city for medical attention and was released later in the afternoon.  

Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 26 March, 2000
Report Date: 
Sunday, 20 August, 2000