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Accredited representative to Air Accident Investigation Unit (Ireland) – Collision with terrain, BRM Aero NG5 registered G-OJCS Near Belan, County Kildare, Ireland, on 13 June 2019

Investigation number:
Status: Completed
Investigation completed
Phase: Final report: Dissemination Read more information on this investigation phase


Investigation progress update

On 13 June 2019, a BRM Aero Bristell NG5, registered G-OJCS, departed Kilrush Airfield, County Kildare, Ireland, for a local flight. Subsequently, recovered data showed that, after a series turns, 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 has completed its investigation and the final report is available on its website.

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


The information contained in this update is released in accordance with section 25 of the Transport Safety Investigation Act 2003 and is derived from the AAIU’s investigation of the occurrence.

General details
Date: 13 June 2019   Investigation status: Completed  
Time: 1821 UTC    
Location: near Belan, Co. Kildare, Ireland   Investigation phase: Final report: Dissemination  
State: International   Occurrence type: Collision with terrain  
Release date: 14 June 2022   Occurrence category: Accident  
Report status: Final   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 14 June 2022