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#Air Accident Investigation Unit

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Friday 22 January, 2021

Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport
# Dublin Airport

Report finds pilots were not adequately familiar with passenger plane which flew too low on approach to Dublin Airport

Jan 22nd 2021, 4:13 PM 43,421 Views 0 Comments

The probe determined that both pilots were not adequately familiar with the aircraft they were flying.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 39,504 Views 27 Comments

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

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Tuesday 18 April, 2017

Last words of R116 crew should not have been released to media, says pilots' group
# Blackrock Island
# Blackrock Island

Last words of R116 crew should not have been released to media, says pilots' group

Apr 18th 2017, 8:43 PM 32,324 Views 63 Comments

The last two minutes of the audio was released in the Preliminary Report by the Air Accident Investigation Unit of Ireland (AAIU) on Friday.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 29,706 Views 44 Comments

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

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 27,137 Views 16 Comments

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

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats
# Special Investigation Unit
# Special Investigation Unit

Gardaí on hunt to find dole cheats

Dec 9th 2014, 1:56 PM 23,712 Views 80 Comments

20 gardaí will begin investigating social welfare fraud across the country.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 33,554 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.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 13,507 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.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

Fatal Offaly air crash was caused by inadequate fuel in the tank
# Air Crash
# Air Crash

Fatal Offaly air crash was caused by inadequate fuel in the tank

Oct 29th 2013, 2:48 PM 15,839 Views 24 Comments

No technical faults that could have contributed to the crash were found by investigators looking into the deaths of the two men near Birr airfield last year.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

Inexperienced pilots major factor in Shannon plane crash

May 16th 2013, 10:01 AM 17,873 Views 48 Comments

An air accident investigation highlighted a lack of understanding among pilots of aircraft controls in severe weather conditions.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 18,980 Views 37 Comments

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

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Saturday 29 December, 2012

US lawsuit taken against manufacturers of Cork Airport crash plane
# Cork Airport Crash
# Cork Airport Crash

US lawsuit taken against manufacturers of Cork Airport crash plane

Dec 29th 2012, 7:45 AM 10,155 Views 4 Comments

A court action is being taken on behalf of four of the six people who died when a small aircraft crashed at Cork Airport in February 2011.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 5,372 Views 4 Comments

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

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Monday 12 November, 2012

Investigations into plane crash which killed instructor and trainee pilot
# Crash
# Crash

Investigations into plane crash which killed instructor and trainee pilot

Nov 12th 2012, 8:07 AM 9,470 Views 17 Comments

Gardaí and the Air Accident Investigation Unit are probing the crash near Birr which killed two men yesterday evening.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 5,759 Views 7 Comments

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

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Friday 10 February, 2012

Lawyer claims pilots’ decisions were main cause of Cork air crash
# Cork Air Crash
# Cork Air Crash

Lawyer claims pilots’ decisions were main cause of Cork air crash

Feb 10th 2012, 9:00 AM 3,410 Views 2 Comments

Families of the six victims and survivors intend to take legal action against the various aviation companies implicated in the crash at Cork Airport a year ago.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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 3,692 Views 4 Comments

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

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Saturday 4 February, 2012

Final report into Cork air crash expected within months
# Cork Air Crash
# Cork Air Crash

Final report into Cork air crash expected within months

Feb 4th 2012, 8:20 AM 2,627 Views 0 Comments

It is now almost a year since the Manx2 flight from Belfast to Cork crashed at Cork Airport, killing six people.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Cornamona Air Corps crash likely caused by disorientation - report
# Cornamona
# Cornamona

Cornamona Air Corps crash likely caused by disorientation - report

Jan 25th 2012, 9:17 AM 2,819 Views 2 Comments

Captain Derek Furniss and Cadet David Jevens were killed in the October 2009 crash.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Monday 5 December, 2011

Plane in landing accident at Cork Airport
# Air Accident
# Air Accident

Plane in landing accident at Cork Airport

Dec 5th 2011, 8:42 PM 4,927 Views 7 Comments

An investigation has been opened into the incident involving the nose wheel of a light aircraft.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Monday 3 October, 2011

Investigation launched into helicopter crash
# Helicopter Crash
# Helicopter Crash

Investigation launched into helicopter crash

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:41 AM 352 Views 0 Comments

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

'Lucky escape' for men injured in Tipperary light plane crash
# Plane Crash
# Plane Crash

'Lucky escape' for men injured in Tipperary light plane crash

Aug 10th 2011, 10:54 AM 689 Views 0 Comments

The pair are understood to have been on a training flight when their aircraft crashed in Co Tipperary yesterday morning.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Tuesday 31 May, 2011

Passengers feared for their lives when Ryanair flight 'plummeted 12,000ft'
# Ryanair
# Ryanair

Passengers feared for their lives when Ryanair flight 'plummeted 12,000ft'

May 31st 2011, 8:08 AM 3,146 Views 15 Comments

The Air Accident Investigation Unit is investigating a rapid descent on a flight between Liverpool and Dublin 11 days ago.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Thursday 28 April, 2011

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Cork Airport inquiry says aircraft got green light to take off - despite vehicle on runway
# Cork Airport
# Cork Airport

Cork Airport inquiry says aircraft got green light to take off - despite vehicle on runway

Apr 27th 2011, 4:13 PM 1,648 Views 0 Comments

Investigation was launched into incident involving a Boeing 737 carrying 164 passengers and six crew.

# air-accident-investigation-unit - Monday 14 March, 2011