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#Air Accident Investigation Unit

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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.

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# air-accident-investigation-unit - 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.

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

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

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Air Accident Unit investigates incident in which a Ryanair plane plunged into a nose-dive; David Norris says quotes on paedophilia are “misleading” and Pippa Middleton to get a US TV Show.

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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: The HSE offers its sympathy to the family of a woman who died shortly after giving birth to a healthy daughter; tornadoes and storms ravage the US; the super-injunction celebrities named.

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

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: A second explosion occurs at the Fukushima nuclear plant, Irish seen as the ‘bad boys’ of Europe, and Burger King boss upsets his British customers.