On May 25, 2006, at 0855 universal coordinated time, a Cessna 150M, EI-CHM, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground in Raharney, Ireland. The two pilots onboard were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight which departed the Weston Executive Airport (EIWT), Kildare, Ireland at 0820.

According to the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU), the purpose of the flight was a final student checkout flight prior to the student's planned certificated flight instructor (CFI) checkride. The airplane impacted the ground in a steep, nose-down attitude approximately 26 statute miles northwest of the airport.

The investigation is under jurisdiction of the AAIU. Any further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Department of Transport
Air Accident Investigation Unit
44 Kildare Street
Dublin 2, Ireland

This report is for informational purposes and contains only information released by the Government of Ireland.

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