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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150626
Last updated: 2 December 2021
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Time:16:44 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F150H (Reims)
Registration: EI-AST
MSN: F15000273
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Clonkelly Upper, two miles from Birr airfield, County Offaly -   Ireland
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Birr Airfield (EIBR)
Destination airport:Birr Airfield (EIBR)
Investigating agency: AAIU
The aircraft conducted six flights at Birr Airfield on the day of the accident. On each occasion there were two pilots on board, the Instructor and another. The first series of three flights, each of one hour duration, was recorded as having commenced at 10.15 hrs and concluded at 14.00 hrs. Birr Airfield records showed that the aircraft was being refuelled at 14.05 hrs with 43.08 litres of AVGAS
100LL. It was reported by two witnesses that this brought the fuel quantity to the standard club fuel load of 60 litres.
Following this, three training details ensued with the same Instructor but with different students.
The third detail, the accident flight, entailed circuit training with the Student pilot. Following a touch-and-go landing on Runway (RWY) 18 the aircraft was observed by witnesses to climb away. At 16.44 hrs during the climb out witnesses heard the engine stop and observed the aircraft make a steep descending turn to the left before disappearing from view.

Probable Cause
1. Stall and associated loss of control following power loss due to fuel starvation.

Contributory Cause(s)
1. Failure to maintain adequate airspeed following a power loss.
2. Inadequate fuel management.



(c) AAIU

Revision history:

11-Nov-2012 13:20 gerard57 Added
11-Nov-2012 13:23 gerard57 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]
11-Nov-2012 13:58 Flymoll Updated [[Time, Aircraft type, Location, Source, Narrative]]
11-Nov-2012 19:43 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
11-Nov-2012 19:46 RobertMB Updated [Nature, Damage, Narrative]
12-Nov-2012 06:31 Anon. Updated [Registration, Narrative]
12-Nov-2012 07:54 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Narrative]
14-Nov-2012 13:30 FERRYAIR Updated [Source]
16-Nov-2012 13:37 Alpine Flight Updated [Time, Aircraft type]
14-Dec-2012 11:47 harro Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
29-Oct-2013 20:46 harro Updated [Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2017 18:01 harro Updated [Photo, ]
25-Jan-2020 15:12 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type]

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