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# aaiu - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

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

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

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

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'

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

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

The man was the sole occupant of the airplane.

# aaiu - Monday 27 March, 2017

Man dies following Waterford airplane crash

The plane crash landed earlier this afternoon.

# aaiu - Thursday 2 March, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

# aaiu - Monday 3 October, 2011

THE AIR ACCIDENT Investigation Unit is investigating a helicopter crash in Taughmaconnell, Co Roscommon yesterday evening. One person was on board at the time, but was not injured. It is understood the helicopter, a Robinson 44, came down at around 8pm. The AAIU travelled to the scene for an initial inquiry last night and is carrying out a technical analysis of the crash site this morning.