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# r116 - Thursday 18 November, 2021

Minister urged to accept all recommendations from R116 helicopter crash report
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Minister urged to accept all recommendations from R116 helicopter crash report

Nov 18th 2021, 7:17 AM 5,762 Views 13 Comments

Eamon Ryan said that the department is currently considering the recommendations from the investigation.

# r116 - Saturday 6 November, 2021

Father of crashed helicopter pilot criticises failure to address safety concerns
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Father of crashed helicopter pilot criticises failure to address safety concerns

Nov 6th 2021, 6:36 PM 23,372 Views 0 Comments

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith died in the 2017 crash.

# r116 - Friday 5 November, 2021

Rescue 116: Final report finds 12 contributory factors leading to fatal 2017 crash
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Rescue 116: Final report finds 12 contributory factors leading to fatal 2017 crash

Updated Nov 5th 2021, 10:12 AM 52,965 Views 0 Comments
  • Rescue 116 went down in March 2017 with four crew onboard while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, Co Mayo.
  • The AAIU has published its final report into the crash today following a lengthy investigation and review.
  • The report said there was "serious and important weaknesses" with how the helicopter operator managed risk mitigation.

# r116 - Thursday 21 October, 2021

Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims
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Government to cover legal bill for families of R116 victims

Updated Oct 21st 2021, 7:33 PM 31,202 Views 19 Comments

Eamon Ryan has told families of the victims of the Irish Coast Guard helicopter R116 crash that the Government will cover their legal costs.

# r116 - Friday 13 March, 2020

'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary
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'We are ok, but just ok': Coast Guard pays tribute to victims of R116 on third anniversary

Mar 13th 2020, 10:51 PM 62,441 Views 36 Comments

Four crew members lost their lives in the crash three years ago this week.

# r116 - Friday 19 July, 2019

'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan
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'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan

Jul 19th 2019, 2:08 PM 14,661 Views 17 Comments

The new framework will be phased in over the next 18 months.

# r116 - Thursday 14 March, 2019

'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash
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'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash

Mar 14th 2019, 2:11 PM 13,200 Views 5 Comments

Four people lost their lives after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 went down on 14 March 2017.

# r116 - Saturday 1 April, 2017

Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
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Here's What Happened Today: Saturday

Apr 1st 2017, 7:58 PM 12,411 Views 0 Comments

Rescue 116′s flight recorders, the search for a body in Finglas and a landslide in Colombia…

'No mechanical anomalies' discovered in initial analysis of R116 flight recorders
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'No mechanical anomalies' discovered in initial analysis of R116 flight recorders

Apr 1st 2017, 5:15 PM 29,720 Views 44 Comments

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

# r116 - Monday 20 March, 2017

Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116
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Miscommunication over severity of fisherman's injury responsible for last journey of R116

Mar 20th 2017, 7:30 AM 46,597 Views 41 Comments

It was thought the fisherman had lost his entire hand, instead it was just the tip of his thumb which was severed.