Accident Piel CP-301A Emeraude G-ASLX, Wednesday 5 July 2017
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Date:Wednesday 5 July 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic CP30 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Piel CP-301A Emeraude
Registration: G-ASLX
MSN: 292
Year of manufacture:1958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mullinahone Airfield, County Tipperary -   Ireland
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Mullinahone Airfield
Destination airport:Sligo Airport
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The Pilot had intended performing a flight to Sligo Airport. He brought the aircraft out of his hangar at Mullinahone Airfield to hand-start the engine by swinging the propeller. He set the throttle to ‘a higher than the usual setting’, and set the ignition switch to ‘ON’. There was no one aboard the aircraft, and the aircraft wheels had not been chocked. When the pilot swung the propeller the engine started and the aircraft commenced moving across the airfield, where it impacted a boundary hedge and overturned. The aircraft came to rest inverted on an electric fence in a neighbouring field. A post impact fire occurred which destroyed the aircraft. There were no injuries.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report


Revision history:

27-Sep-2017 14:57 gerard57 Added
27-Sep-2017 14:59 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
27-Sep-2017 15:00 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Phase]

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