Accident: Reims, G-BAOP, Nr Athboy Meath, 22 Jun 2001: Report No 2003-005

SYNOPSIS

While flying from Dublin to Sligo, the engine failed. In the subsequent forced landing the aircraft was extensively damaged. Examination of the engine showed that the crankshaft had failed due to fatigue. An unapproved repair was found to have reduced the fatigue resistance of the crankshaft.

Occurrence Date: 
Friday, 22 June, 2001
Report Date: 
Saturday, 12 April, 2003