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Accredited representative to the AAIU Ireland investigation into an impact with terrain involving a BRM Aero Bristell NG5, registered G-OJCS, near Belan, Co. Kildare, Ireland, on 13 June 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Active
Investigation in progress


On 13 June 2019, a BRM Aero Bristell NG5, registered G-OJCS, departed Kilrush Airfield, County Kildare, Ireland, for a local flight. Subsequently, after a series turns, recovered data showed that the engine power was reduced as the aircraft maintained about 3,200 ft, with a reducing airspeed. The aircraft rapidly lost height, and impacted terrain about 30 seconds later. Both occupants were fatally injured and the aircraft was destroyed. There was no fire.

To assist with evidence collection, the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Ireland requested an Accredited Representative from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) be appointed. To facilitate this request, the ATSB initiated an external investigation under the provisions of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003.

The AAIU is responsible for and will administer the release of the final investigation report into this accident.

Any enquires relating to the investigation should be directed to the Air Accident Investigation Unit Ireland.

General details
Date: 13 June 2019   Investigation status: Active  
Time: 1821 UTC   Investigation level: Short - click for an explanation of investigation levels  
Location: near Belan, Co. Kildare, Ireland    
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
  Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Pending   Highest injury level: Fatal  

Aircraft details

Aircraft details
Aircraft manufacturer BRM Aero S.R.O.  
Aircraft model Bristell NG5  
Aircraft registration G-OJCS  
Serial number LAA 385-15458  
Type of operation Private  
Damage to aircraft Destroyed  
Departure point Kilrush Airfield (EIKH), Co. Kildare, Ireland  
Destination Kilrush Airfield (EIKH), Co. Kildare, Ireland  
Last update 19 June 2020