Thu, 16 Apr, 2020
Senior counsel Patrick McCann has been appointed to chair a review board into aspects of the draft final report on the loss of four Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter crew off north Mayo almost three years ago. Mr McCann will be assisted by an “independent expert member”, Transport Minister Shane Ross said in a statement announcing the establishment of the review board — two months after it
Wed, 11 Mar, 2020
A US aviation giant has been advised to review the design of a steering pin mechanism on the nose wheel of a popular business jet following an investigation into an aborted take-off at Cork Airport last year.
Mon, 23 Sep, 2019
The Transport Minister says it is vital that lessons are learned from the deaths of five people during separate coast guard missions as a new oversight plan for search and rescue (SAR) operations in Ireland was published.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
The devastated wife of a taxi driver who died in a paragliding accident on Saturday has revealed how “happy” he was to find the man who had left a wedding voucher in his car just 24 hours before he died.
Mon, 13 May, 2019
The Transport Minister has pledged a prompt review of search and rescue (SAR) aviation operations in line with a key recommendation of a report examining a fatal helicopter crash in which four members of the Irish Coast Guard perished.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2018
The company that runs the search and rescue helicopter service, CHC Ireland, received repeated warnings over five years that the life jackets they supplied to their pilots were not fit for purpose.
Thu, 26 Oct, 2017
A pilot who was in a hurry to get airborne hand-started his engine by swinging the propeller with the throttle on a high setting and the ignition switch on — and was forced to chase after it as it moved across the field, hit a ditch, and burst into flames.
Thu, 28 Sep, 2017
Irish air accident investigators have called on the Portuguese civil aviation authority to review current legislation regarding the use of dangerous lasers after a Ryanair flight crew was forced to abort a landing because a pilot was ‘temporarily blinded.’
Mon, 11 Sep, 2017
International and Irish pilots have come together to condemn as “unwarranted, unacceptable and counterproductive to flight safety” the publication of the last two minutes of the cockpit voice recordings of ill-fated Irish Coast Guard helicopter, Rescue 116.
Wed, 19 Apr, 2017
The Air Accident Investigation Unit has released a statement confirming that no mechanical anomalies were found on the health and usage monitoring system and multi-purpose flight recorder recovered from Rescue 116.
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
The task being undertaken by the crew of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 when they disappeared was almost a carbon copy of a mission they carried out with their Sligo colleagues in Rescue 118 just six days earlier.
Wed, 15 Mar, 2017
Passengers were forced to cover their mouths with handkerchiefs and clothing while the flight crew had to don their oxygen masks after fumes were detected on board an early morning flight from Dublin to Germany.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2017