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Offline jasT1981

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Crash at Ards Airfield
« on: March 24, 2017, 09:21:06 PM »
Looks like G-BZKO

Two people escaped injury after a light aircraft came down in a field in Newtownards, Co Down.

The plane crashed into a field close to the Ulster Flying Club shortly after 11am on Thursday.

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Re: Crash at Ards Airfield
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2017, 10:03:12 PM »
It`s a Rans S6-ES Coyote II locally owned-I didnt hear about this until now-good find jasT.

Doesn`t look badly damaged and good to hear no injuries.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2017, 10:11:11 PM by Angry Turnip »

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Re: Crash at Ards Airfield
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 08:08:06 PM »
AAIB report into the accident which befell COY2 G-BZKO.  Complete with the exasperating mispelling 'Newtonards'.

As the aircraft was about to leave the circuit the instructor observed that the engine oil pressure had dropped; there were no other abnormal engine indications. 

The student was instructed to turn the aircraft back towards the airfield and make a PAN call, after which the instructor took control of the aircraft.

Shortly after turning towards the airfield, with the aircraft over Strangford Lough, the engine failed.
The failure of the engine was attributed to the rapid loss of engine oil due to a severe leak.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2017, 08:11:13 PM by smudge »