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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 14°C

# Blackrock Island

Last year
R116 helicopter crash deaths inquest hears visibility was ‘very poor and dense’
The inquest, in Belmullet, heard how visibility dropped fast in the area moments before the R116 crew were due to land at Blacksod to refuel.
All time
'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary
Four crew members lost their lives in the crash three years ago this week.
'Confusion and conflicts of interest' found among agencies who oversee Irish search and rescue operations
The review was commissioned following the fatal crash of Rescue 116 last year.
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.