Accident Rollason-Druine D.62 Condor EI-BXT, Tuesday 2 September 2008
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Date:Tuesday 2 September 2008
Time:13:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic D6CR model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Rollason-Druine D.62 Condor
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: EI-BXT
MSN: RAE626
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Ballymahon, County Longford -   Ireland
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Abbeyshrule, Co Longford (EIAB)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
Narrative:
c/no. RAE.626 D.62B Condor (100 hp Continental O-200-A). First Registered G-AVZE 8.12.67 to Rollason Aircraft & Engines Ltd. CofA issued 13.2.68 and re-regitered to N H Jones 21.2.68.

Operated at Compton Abbas 1968. Operated by Sherburn Aero Club 1973-7, then Redhill 1978-9. Re-registered to A J M Trowbridge & J Harris, Knoll Farm, Okeford Common, Blandford 6.8.79. Re-registered to Hollywood Hart & Associates Ltd, Compton Abbas 7.3.86. Re-registered to J Sweeney, Letterkenny, Eire, 25.2.87. Registration cancelled as sold in Ireland, 23.8.88.

Registered EI-BXT to J Sweeney, Letterkenny/Abbeyshrule, Eire 24.8.88. Re-registered 1999 to S Bruton, Abbeyshrule.

Shortly after take-off from Abbeyshrule Airfield (EIAB), at 13:55 hours local on 2.9.2008, the Pilot experienced a control problem with the ailerons, as the aircraft climbed. They did not respond to his normal pilot input for a correction of bank to the right. Control so disimproved that he had no option but to attempt a forced landing with the right wing dipping uncontrollably to the right. It was in this attitude that the aircraft struck the ground and embedded in an earth bank near a minor roadway.

Both occupants were seriously injured. There was no fire but the two occupants were seriously injured and trapped inside the shattered cockpit until rescued.

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

Sources:

https://www.longfordleader.ie/news/-Heroic-pilot-attempted-road.4456305.jp
http://www.aaiu.ie/upload/general/11476-0.PDF
http://www.rollason-condor.co.uk/histories/bxt.htm
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2008/0903/1220372026037.html
http://www.caa.co.uk/aircraft-registration/
https://abpic.co.uk/pictures/view/1227331/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
12-Sep-2008 04:16 number78 Added
31-Mar-2010 09:50 TB Updated [Operator, Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Narrative]
31-Mar-2010 09:54 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration]
16-Jun-2012 14:42 Dr. John Smith Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Oct-2015 01:55 Dr. John Smith Updated [Embed code, Narrative]

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