NTSB Identification: CEN09WA240
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 01, 2009 in Kilshanchoe, Ireland
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 269C, registration:
Injuries: 2 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On April 1, 2009, at 1635 coordinated universal time, a Schweizer 269C, Irish registered EI-CZL, owned and operated by European Helicopter Academy, was destroyed when it impacted terrain following a wire-strike near Kilshanchoe, Ireland. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. Both crewmembers were fatally injured. The local flight originated from Weston (EIWT), Ireland.

The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit investigators reported that the helicopter impacted the ground following a wire strike and was destroyed.

The accident investigation is under the jurisdiction and control of the Irish government. This report is for informational purposes only and contains only information released by or obtained from the Irish government or Ireland Air Accident Investigation Unit. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Department of Transportation - Air Accident Investigation
44 Kildare Street
Dublin 2 - Ireland

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