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# helicopter - Friday 10 January, 2020

'Significant restrictions' on emergency helicopter service on days when Air Corps not available

An internal Department of Defence briefing highlights the restrictions on where the Coast Guard helicopter can reach.

# helicopter - Saturday 4 January, 2020

'Thumper': The life-saving device that allows the Coast Guard to start CPR while a patient is being winched to safety

The Thumper is attached to a stretcher, meaning chest compressions can begin as soon as the patient is strapped in.

# helicopter - Tuesday 22 October, 2019

'Lives will be saved': Residents support use of helipad at Mater despite noise levels

Authorities have estimated that the use of the helipad could save up to nine lives per year.

# helicopter - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Gardaí investigate after Coast Guard helicopter 'hit by a green laser multiple times'

Such lasers can cause glare and flash blindness. In this case, the helicopter was able to continue to the Aran Island.

# helicopter - Thursday 6 December, 2018

From The42 Cause of Leicester City helicopter crash revealed by investigators as accident report is published Tragedy

Cause of Leicester City helicopter crash revealed by investigators as accident report is published

A helicopter crash outside the King Power Stadium killed five people on board in October.

# helicopter - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Tourists among six dead in Nepal helicopter crash

One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.

# helicopter - Saturday 4 August, 2018

18 killed after Russian helicopter crashes in northern Siberia

The helicopter was operated by Russian national airline Utair.

# helicopter - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Nasa is sending a helicopter that weighs less than 2kg to Mars

The helicopter is being sent as part of the Mars 2020 mission.

# helicopter - Monday 23 April, 2018

Belgian man jailed for 17 years for importing £7 million of cocaine into UK on helicopter

It was estimated that Frederic Fagnoul was importing an estimated 50kg of cocaine on each flight from France.

# helicopter - Monday 12 March, 2018

Five dead in New York helicopter crash

The pilot managed to escape the wreckage.

# helicopter - Saturday 17 February, 2018

13 killed after helicopter crashes as it made way to Mexico earthquake epicentre

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Mexico at 11.39pm Irish time last night.

# helicopter - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Elk dies after leaping at low flying helicopter

The two people on board weren’t seriously hurt.

# helicopter - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Three dead after tour helicopter crashes in the Grand Canyon

Another four people were injured in the crash.

# helicopter - Wednesday 31 January, 2018

Three dead, two injured after helicopter crashes into California home

Four people were aboard the Robinson R44 helicopter when it went down.

# helicopter - Friday 17 November, 2017

Four dead after helicopter and aircraft involved in mid-air collision

The crash occurred just after midday.

# helicopter - Friday 8 September, 2017

Dolphins airlifted to safety by helicopter in advance of Hurricane Irma

The six male dolphins were placed on foam mattresses and flown to the southwestern side of Cuba to avoid the storm landfall.

# helicopter - Monday 4 September, 2017

Pilot falls to his death from helicopter he was flying in Belgium

The accident took place during a parachute display near the city of Liege yesterday afternoon.

# helicopter - Friday 21 July, 2017

Two young rowers rescued off Cork coast as they tried to row from Canada to Ireland

French-Canadian rower Joseph Gagnon and Dubliner Brian Conville were attempting to break four world records.

# helicopter - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Boy from Mayo is first-ever patient to be transported in BUMBLEair helicopter

A commercial helicopter pilot donated his time and the use of the helicopter at his own expense.

# helicopter - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

Man stole police helicopter to hurl grenades at Supreme Court, Venezuela says

President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the country’s entire armed forces to respond.

# helicopter - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Young teenage girl airlifted to hospital after getting into difficulty swimming

The Coast Guard was called to the River Slaney in Enniscorthy at around 5pm.

# helicopter - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Daredevil woman hangs from helicopter above Niagara Falls... by her teeth

Erendira Wallenda pulled off the stunt five years to the day her husband Nik walked a tightrope over the falls.

# helicopter - Tuesday 23 May, 2017

Massive search off Howth coast after reports of person in trouble

Over 40 people were involved in the search effort.

# helicopter - Sunday 2 April, 2017

Wreckage of Rescue 116 recovered but no sign of missing crew members

Crew members Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith are still missing.

# helicopter - 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.

Search teams will attempt to lift wreckage of Rescue 116 today

The location of Paul Ormsby (53) and Ciarán Smith (38) remains unknown.

# helicopter - Friday 31 March, 2017

All five bodies recovered from downed helicopter as Welsh police release photo of crash site

All of the victims were from the same family.

Recovery of the bodies of five family members killed in a helicopter crash to continue today

Two of the victims were yesterday named locally as Kevin and Ruth Burke from Hulcote, near Milton Keynes.

# helicopter - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Dublin-born woman among five victims of helicopter crash in Welsh mountains

The bodies have yet to be recovered or formally identified.

'Extremely poor visibility' hampering rescue efforts for Dublin-bound helicopter in Irish Sea

The aerial search has been suspended until the weather improves.

# helicopter - Sunday 26 March, 2017

Body recovered from Rescue 116 wreckage identified as Captain Mark Duffy

The Coast Guard member’s body was recovered from the wreckage and brought ashore today.

# helicopter - Friday 24 March, 2017

Hopes that dives to wreckage of Rescue 116 can begin today

Favourable weather conditions are expected this morning which will allow divers to reach the wreckage of the helicopter beneath the water.

# helicopter - Thursday 16 March, 2017

'We thanked them for the family members which they lent to this nation' - Anxious wait for news of Rescue 116

Shane Ross spoke softly of the families being “devastated”.

# helicopter - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Rescue 116: Black box homing beacon detected in search for missing crew

Search teams are looking for three missing crew men.

# helicopter - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Sister leads tributes to 'brave' Captain Dara Fitzpatrick who lost life in Coast Guard crash RIP

Sister leads tributes to 'brave' Captain Dara Fitzpatrick who lost life in Coast Guard crash

She was a well-known senior pilot with the Coast Guard.

# helicopter - Monday 13 March, 2017

The 9 at 9: Monday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

Man (70s) in serious condition as investigation into helicopter crash continues

The helicopter crash landed at 5.15pm yesterday evening.

# helicopter - Wednesday 8 March, 2017

'Challenging conditions' as crewman rescued by helicopter 180km off Mayo

The Russian crewman was described as needing ‘urgent medical attention’.

# helicopter - Monday 27 February, 2017

Louis Walsh's brother crash lands helicopter safely in New Jersey

The incident happened at Chatham in the US state last Friday.

# helicopter - Saturday 11 February, 2017

Polish Prime Minister in 'stable condition' in hospital following serious car accident

53-year-old Beata Szydlo met with Enda Kenny to discuss Ireland’s post-Brexit future on Thursday.

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