ACCIDENT: Cessna F172M, EI-GSE Cork Airport, 19 July 2013: Report 2014-012

The Instructor and his Student were conducting a cross-country training flight with an en-route landing at EICK. Following a touch-and-go landing on RWY 17 at EICK the engine lost power at a low height. The Instructor assumed control, banked left and landed the aircraft in a grassy area adjacent to the end of the runway. After a short ground run the aircraft collided at low speed with the airport’s chain link boundary fence. Although the aircraft was damaged there were no injuries. 
The Investigation did not conclusively determine the cause of the engine power loss although conditions were such as to make carburettor icing a likely cause.
Occurrence Date: 
Monday, 20 October, 2014
Report Date: 
Tuesday, 28 October, 2014