INCIDENT: Raj Hamsa X-Air Mk. 2 Falcon, EI-DBI, Kiltyclough Co. Galway, 28 February 2016: REPORT 2016-010

The Pilot who was the sole occupant of the aircraft, was engaged on a local circuit training detail at Lurgan More Airfield, Co. Galway. Following a full stop landing, the Pilot completed the take-off checks and took off again from Runway (RWY) 22. At approximately 350-400 feet after take-off the engine ‘spluttered for a couple of seconds’ and then ‘cut out’. The Pilot carried out a forced landing in a grass field with the aircraft incurring minor damage. There were no injuries. The Pilot contacted the AAIU by phone following the occurrence.
Occurrence Date: 
Sunday, 28 February, 2016
Report Date: 
Monday, 4 July, 2016