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Fatal Crash in Ireland 6 October 2019

Old 7th Oct 2019, 07:12
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Fatal Crash in Ireland 6 October 2019

https://www.rte.ie/news/regional/201...in-co-wexford/
Reported as a Condor, just after take-off, with wreckage spread over wide area.
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Old 7th Oct 2019, 21:54
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https://www.rte.ie/news/2019/1007/10...crash-wexford/

Names released and eye witness evidence of a spinning, diving aircraft with debris falling suggests an in air breakup of some sort, collision?

Very experienced crew, RIP.
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The farmer's statement about hearing a bang, and looking up to see the aircraft in what looks like a spin, makes me wonder if there was a major engine failure, or propeller breaking, and vibration caused airframe damage.
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Originally Posted by Maoraigh1 View Post
The farmer's statement about hearing a bang, and looking up to see the aircraft in what looks like a spin, makes me wonder if there was a major engine failure, or propeller breaking, and vibration caused airframe damage.
RIP to both pilots, and condolences to their families and friends. I am wondering if the aircraft was fitted with a ballistic parachute. There has been at least one accident where it was attributed to such exploding unexpectedly and with devastating consequence. The AAIU will explore all possibilities and this is one they will investigate.
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RIP to both pilots, and condolences to their families and friends. I am wondering if the aircraft was fitted with a ballistic parachute. There has been at least one accident where it was attributed to such exploding unexpectedly and with devastating consequence. The AAIU will explore all possibilities and this is one they will investigate.
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Aircraft reported to be a Rollason Condor, probably dating from mid 1960s, so no it wouldn't have BRS
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Nice quiet bloke who steered clear of the club politics that nearly destroyed the DGC.
Tug pilot, vintage glider (vugefogel?), spent hours chatting with him on Kerry safaris and one of the first to help rig. Iirc he had a share in the condor as talked about what a nice taildragger it is.
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