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.