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.
|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|
|Report status:||Pending||Highest injury level:||Fatal|
|Aircraft manufacturer||BRM Aero S.R.O.|
|Aircraft model||Bristell NG5|
|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|