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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144383
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Time:19:02 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic RV6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Van's RV-6
Registration: EI-EOC
MSN: 23830
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Limetree Airfield, Laois -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Limetree Airfield
Destination airport:Limetree Airfield
Investigating agency: AAIU
The pilot reported that the RV-6 encountered a downdraft immediately before landing. He applied power but the wheels contacted high corn crop before the runway threshold. The aircraft landed and, when the main landing gear hit a raised ridge, stopped suddenly and inverted.
The pilot switched off the electrics and fuel and was able to exit unaided from under the airplane.

Probable Cause: A flat final approach coupled with an unintentional descent at a low height caused inadvertent ground contact prior to the runway.

Contributory Factors: The abrupt deceleration and inversion due to main landing gear contact with low clay ridge.



Photo of EI-EOC courtesy

6 June 2021; (c) Gerry Barron

Revision history:

14-Mar-2012 05:37 harro Added
06-Apr-2017 18:40 junior sjc Updated [Location, Narrative]
12-Nov-2017 15:31 harro Updated [Time, Source]