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# aaiu - Friday 5 November, 2021

Timeline: The final mission of the crew of Rescue 116
# Last Moments
# Last Moments

Timeline: The final mission of the crew of Rescue 116

Nov 5th 2021, 5:25 PM 21,090 Views 15 Comments

The crew had been tasked with providing ‘top cover’ as the Sligo helicopter conducted a long-range mission.

Rescue 116: Final report finds 12 contributory factors leading to fatal 2017 crash
# R116
# R116

Rescue 116: Final report finds 12 contributory factors leading to fatal 2017 crash

Updated Nov 5th 2021, 10:12 AM 53,335 Views 0 Comments
  • Rescue 116 went down in March 2017 with four crew onboard while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, Co Mayo.
  • The AAIU has published its final report into the crash today following a lengthy investigation and review.
  • The report said there was "serious and important weaknesses" with how the helicopter operator managed risk mitigation.

# aaiu - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Passengers mistakenly used emergency exits to get off Aer Lingus plane after emergency landing
# Cork
# Cork

Passengers mistakenly used emergency exits to get off Aer Lingus plane after emergency landing

May 8th 2019, 10:35 AM 56,149 Views 42 Comments

No injuries were reported following the flight’s emergency landing in 2017.

# aaiu - Thursday 4 April, 2019

Aer Lingus flight had to make emergency landing after suspected engine fire
# Shannon Airport
# Shannon Airport

Aer Lingus flight had to make emergency landing after suspected engine fire

Apr 4th 2019, 3:26 PM 39,844 Views 8 Comments

A report into the incident has concluded that “fatigue failure” of part of the engine was the probable cause.

# aaiu - Monday 11 June, 2018

No evidence of engine failure in crash that killed pilot and seven-year-old boy
# Offaly
# Offaly

No evidence of engine failure in crash that killed pilot and seven-year-old boy

Jun 11th 2018, 9:41 PM 39,521 Views 27 Comments

Kacper Kacprzak (7) and Neil Bowditch (47) died in the accident.

# aaiu - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

Empty plane crashed into electric fence at Tipperary airfield after pilot 'was in a hurry to get airborne'
# Report
# Report

Empty plane crashed into electric fence at Tipperary airfield after pilot 'was in a hurry to get airborne'

Sep 27th 2017, 10:33 PM 31,472 Views 20 Comments

The plane hit a boundary hedge and overturned, coming to rest upside down on an electric fence in a neighbouring field.

# aaiu - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'No mechanical anomalies' discovered in initial analysis of R116 flight recorders
# R116
# R116

'No mechanical anomalies' discovered in initial analysis of R116 flight recorders

Apr 1st 2017, 5:15 PM 29,733 Views 44 Comments

The AAIU said it was mindful that S-92A helicopters are in operation around the world in a variety of roles.

# aaiu - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Air accident investigation launched after elderly man dies in light aircraft crash
# Dungarvan
# Dungarvan

Air accident investigation launched after elderly man dies in light aircraft crash

Mar 28th 2017, 8:20 AM 14,566 Views 23 Comments

The man was the sole occupant of the airplane.

# aaiu - Monday 27 March, 2017

Man dies following Waterford airplane crash
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Man dies following Waterford airplane crash

Mar 27th 2017, 7:02 PM 26,002 Views 2 Comments

The plane crash landed earlier this afternoon.

# aaiu - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Landing area in Longford helicopter crash was 'inappropriate and wholly unsuitable'
# Rustic Inn
# Rustic Inn

Landing area in Longford helicopter crash was 'inappropriate and wholly unsuitable'

Mar 2nd 2017, 5:32 PM 27,237 Views 16 Comments

The pilot told inspectors he knew the site was “very tight, but it was certainly do-able”.

# aaiu - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Pilot escapes injury after plane crash on Tory Island
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Pilot escapes injury after plane crash on Tory Island

May 10th 2016, 8:21 PM 14,152 Views 16 Comments

A spokesperson for The Air Accident Investigations Unit confirmed that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the event.

# aaiu - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

A man bought a voucher for paragliding and was horribly injured in first flight
# Investigation
# Investigation

A man bought a voucher for paragliding and was horribly injured in first flight

Feb 17th 2015, 9:13 AM 15,267 Views 7 Comments

The pair met in a car park before undertaking the flight.

# aaiu - Monday 5 January, 2015

Ryanair co-pilot praised for safe emergency landing after captain fell ill
# Investigation
# Investigation

Ryanair co-pilot praised for safe emergency landing after captain fell ill

Jan 5th 2015, 5:06 PM 34,130 Views 49 Comments

At one stage, the commander of the craft fell unconscious.

# aaiu - Friday 15 August, 2014

Ryanair crew only discovered 'significant damage' to plane after take-off
# Investigation
# Investigation

Ryanair crew only discovered 'significant damage' to plane after take-off

Aug 15th 2014, 11:06 AM 33,581 Views 75 Comments

An investigation into the 2011 incident said damage was not visible during ground checks and could only have been found by removing panels.

# aaiu - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

Manx2 pilot 'put himself under pressure' to land in thick fog - rather than unfamiliar airport
# Manx 2
# Manx 2

Manx2 pilot 'put himself under pressure' to land in thick fog - rather than unfamiliar airport

Jun 11th 2014, 9:30 PM 13,519 Views 0 Comments

The coroner’s court also heard today that responses to safety recommendations made as a consequence of the crash were not adequate.

# aaiu - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Tiredness and 'inadequate training' of flight crew factors in Cork Airport crash
# Manx2
# Manx2

Tiredness and 'inadequate training' of flight crew factors in Cork Airport crash

Jan 28th 2014, 10:58 AM 12,170 Views 19 Comments

The AAIU’s report into the tragic events of 10 February 2011 has revealed a number of “systemic deficiencies”.

# aaiu - Thursday 4 April, 2013

'Substantial damage' to air ambulance during rescue operation
# Helicopter Crash
# Helicopter Crash

'Substantial damage' to air ambulance during rescue operation

Apr 4th 2013, 8:20 PM 19,010 Views 37 Comments

The helicopter’s rotor blades struck electrical wires while attempting to land in a field last July to collect a casualty.

# aaiu - Friday 14 December, 2012

Report into Birr plane crash found ‘no technical defect’
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

Report into Birr plane crash found ‘no technical defect’

Dec 14th 2012, 5:58 PM 5,404 Views 4 Comments

Flying instructor Niall Doherty and trainee Damien Deegan died in the crash last month.

# aaiu - Saturday 14 July, 2012

Air accident investigators to probe Wicklow plane crash
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Air accident investigators to probe Wicklow plane crash

Jul 14th 2012, 9:47 AM 5,768 Views 7 Comments

Two people on board the plane escaped unharmed after it crashed near a private airfield yesterday evening.

# aaiu - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Interim report into Cork air crash finds sensor fault on plane
# Cork Air Crash
# Cork Air Crash

Interim report into Cork air crash finds sensor fault on plane

Feb 7th 2012, 3:56 PM 3,721 Views 4 Comments

Six people died when a Manx2 flight from Belfast to Cork crashed at Cork Airport almost a year ago.

# aaiu - Monday 3 October, 2011

Investigation launched into helicopter crash
# Helicopter Crash
# Helicopter Crash

Investigation launched into helicopter crash

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:41 AM 358 Views 0 Comments