Dáil Éireann - Volume 591 - 02 November, 2004

Written Answers. - Air Accident Investigations.

  347. Mr. Curran asked the Minister for Transport if he will provide a list of incidents that have occurred at Weston Aerodrome, Lucan, County Dublin; if any have been reported to the Irish Aviation Authority or to his Department over the past five years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26833/04]

  Mr. Cullen:The following is a list of all accidents and incidents, as such events are defined in SI 205 of 1997, which occurred at or near Weston Aerodrome, Lucan, County Dublin, since October 1999 and which were reported to the air accident investigation unit of my Department. The Deputy may note that the reports of these events that are of a [937] serious nature can be found on the web site of the air accident investigation unit, www.aaiu.ie, [938] with the exception of the more recent events which are still under investigation.

Date

Type of Event

Aircraft type

Nature of event

22/01/2000

Incident

Aerospatiale MS880B

Engine stoppage on the ground during a touch-and-go.

11/04/2001

Accident

Robinson R22B

While practising an autorotation, the aircraft landed heavily and the main rotor stuck the tail boom, severing the tail rotor section of the tail boom.

21/05/2001

Accident

Piper PA28

Aircraft landed long and struck hedge at end of runway.

24/07/2001

Accident

Yakolev Yak 52

Aircraft landed with undercarriage retracted.

07/09/2001

Incident

Cessna C172

Aircraft on ground was blown over by helicopter arriving from UK.

26/04/2002

Accident

Piper PA28-180

Aircraft over-ran the end of runway and came to rest on a minor public road.

31/03/2003

Incident

Bell B206

Helicopter landed heavily; landing skid partially severed.

23/11/2003

Accident

Piper PA32-300

Aircraft landed, in error, on taxiway under construction. Right undercarriage sheared off.

21/02/2004

Accident

Schweizer 269C

Main rotor blades struck the ground in a turn while practising a downwind turn and flare quick-stop during an instructional flight.

23/05/2004

Incident

Cessna C172

Take-off abandoned due to power loss.

16/06/2004

Incident

Brittan Norman BN-2A Islander

Aircraft’s RH aileron struck refuelling pump.

06/08/2004

Incident

Schweizer 269C-1

Loss of tail rotor control due to technical failure.

09/09/2004

Incident

Piper PA23

Aircraft experienced control, engine and hydraulic problems while en-route from UK. Pilot had to take evasive action to avoid a kite encountered on final approach to Runway 25 at Weston. Aircraft subsequently landed without further incident.