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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 146739
Last updated: 18 November 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna FRA150M Aerobat (Reims)
Owner/operator:Joystick Aviation Ltd
Registration: G-BDOW
MSN: FRA150-0296
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Newcastle Airfield, County Wicklow (EINC) -   Ireland
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Unknown
Destination airport:Newcastle Airfield (EINC)
Investigating agency: AAIU
The aircraft carried out two short flights from EINC, as part of a pre-purchase evaluation. During the second flight, the Passenger noticed a momentary RPM drop and the Pilot decided to return to EINC for a landing. He carried out a normal left-hand downwind and base leg and turned onto finals for Runway (RWY) 36. On short finals at a height of approximately 150 feet, the engine stopped without warning and the aircraft descended rapidly, struck the airfield boundary fence and came to rest in a ditch. The two occupants were uninjured. The aircraft sustained substantial damage which was beyond economic repair. There was no fire.

Registration G-BDOW cancelled by the CAA on 12/2/2012


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIU
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of G-BDOW courtesy

Cranfield (EGTC)
12 April 2006; (c) Malcolm Clarke

Revision history:

15-Jul-2012 13:19 ryan Added
15-Jul-2012 14:10 amid4 Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Source]
01-Sep-2012 16:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn]
11-Nov-2012 12:40 Dr. John Smith Updated [Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
19-Feb-2013 07:03 Donald Updated [Narrative]
31-Aug-2013 17:53 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
28-Dec-2017 11:07 harro Updated [Time]

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