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2022
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Father of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick 'relieved' following inquest ruling
The jury at the inquest into the deaths of Capt Fitzpatrick and the three other crew in the Rescue 116 helicopter crash recorded verdicts of accidental death today.
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Rescue 116: Inquest records verdicts of accidental death for four-person Irish Coast Guard crew
The Rescue 116 helicopter crashed off Co Mayo in March 2017.
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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.
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Father of crashed helicopter pilot criticises failure to address safety concerns
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, Captain Mark Duffy, winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciaran Smith died in the 2017 crash.
# last moments
Timeline: The final mission of the crew of Rescue 116
The crew had been tasked with providing ‘top cover’ as the Sligo helicopter conducted a long-range mission.
# CHC ireland
Family of Rescue 116 pilot say crew 'badly let down' by rescue service operator
The Fitzpatrick family said “many failings” by CHC Ireland contributed to the tragedy.
# r116
Rescue 116: Final report finds 12 contributory factors leading to fatal 2017 crash
Rescue 116 went down in March 2017 with four crew onboard while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, Co Mayo.
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.
# RNLI
Sailor rescued after being reported missing from container ship off Wicklow coast
The Wicklow RNLI all-weather lifeboat launched at 10pm last night to attend the scene.
# Dundalk
Coast Guard rescue man who spent 10 hours in water off Co Louth
The man is expected to make a full recovery.
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'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.
# warning
Reform is still needed nearly three years after Rescue 116 crash, warns pilots' group
The factors that led to a fatal helicopter crash off the Mayo coast in 2017 still exist, a pilots’ organisation has warned.
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Coast Guard helicopter airlifts diver who got into difficulty at the wreck of the Lusitania
The diver is receiving treatment at Galway University Hospital.
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'It's vital that we learn the lessons from tragic accidents': Ireland to get a new search and rescue plan
The new framework will be phased in over the next 18 months.
# Dalkey
Man rescued after boat capsizes off coast of south Dublin
The incident happened at around 4pm today.
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Man airlifted to hospital after collapsing while walking on Carlingford mountain
Emergency services were alerted to the incident at midday.
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'We will never forget': Tributes paid to Rescue 116 victims on second anniversary of crash
Four people lost their lives after Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 went down on 14 March 2017.
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'She'd be so proud of her little boy': Dara Fitzpatrick's sister on life two years after Rescue 116 disaster
Tomorrow marks two years since the crash.
# Emergency Landing
Rescue 116 called to assist Norwegian plane land at Dublin Airport
The aircraft’s crew reported a technical issue on its approach to Dublin this afternoon.
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'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.
# bullock harbour
12-year-old boy winched to safety after falling while jumping rocks in south Dublin
The incident was first reported to emergency services just before 5pm.
# Coast Guard
Life jacket and helmet from Rescue 116 discovered by fisherman
The items were discovered by a fisherman one nautical miles off Achill Island.
# Rehab
Catherine Corless, Rescue 116 crew and Vera Twomey among People of the Year
The Awards aim to recognise the achievements of the country’s everyday heroes.
# One Year On
'Forever remembered for the sacrifice they made': Rescue 116 crew honoured in Mayo
Four crew members died when the Irish Coast Guard helicopter crashed this day last year.
# Tribute
Coast Guard says it's mindful of 'devastating pain and loss' felt by families of Rescue 116 crew
In its year in review, the Coast Guard said it saved the lives of 335 people throughout the year.
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'A lovely gesture': New helicopter named after Captain Dara Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick’s sister Niamh said the family had been touched by the offer from Heli Operations.
# lifejackets
Serious concerns about safety raised as long as five years before Rescue 116 crash
A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time highlighted issues with the lifejackets and navigation systems onboard the helicopters used.
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Helmet and lifejacket found washed up belonged to Rescue 116 winchman Ciarán Smith
Rescue 116 went down in March with four crew onboard while preparing to refuel at Blacksod, Co Mayo.
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Helmet and lifejacket found on Mayo shore
Investigations are being carried out to determine whether the items belong to a missing Rescue 116 crewmember.
# Coast Guard
Searches resume for missing Rescue 116 crew members
Searches had been due to resume over the weekend but were postponed due to bad conditions.
# Mayo
Search for two remaining Rescue 116 crewmen to resume today
Garda divers will be on hand to conduct dives as they are needed.
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Search for missing Rescue 116 crew members postponed until Monday due to bad weather
Strong winds, a high sea level and poor visibility made it too unsafe for the operation to commence.
# garda divers
Favourable weather conditions to aid fresh search for missing Rescue 116 crew members
Last night, RTÉ’s Prime Time reported that concerns over onboard mapping systems had been flagged four years ago.
# Search and Rescue
Pilot flagged concerns that island was not on mapping system 4 years before Rescue 116 crash
A report on RTÉ’s Prime Time detailed a series of emails between pilots and the search and rescue operator in 2013.
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'You're just smashed by this train' - Rescue 116 families speak of their loss
Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 disappeared off the north coast of Mayo after providing communications cover for a medical rescue in March of this year.
# Saltee Islands
Three rescued after yacht sinks off Wexford coast
No-one was injured in the incident.
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'A local man. A hero. A friend' -Locals plan lasting memorial for missing Coast Guard crewman
A memorial plaque will be unveiled for Rescue 116′s Paul Ormsby in his home town of Ballyfermot.
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While training last night, the Coast Guard was called to help tourists adrift near Sandymount beach
The two Finnish tourists were uninjured.
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'We're gone': Final words of R116 crew released in preliminary report
The preliminary report recommends a review of “all route guides in use by its Search and Rescue helicopters in Ireland”.
# blacksod
Volunteers involved in search for Rescue 116 crewmen 'disgusted' to be charged toll
Carrick River Rescue claimed they were stopped and charged on the M7 toll after taking part in Rescue 116 search.
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Massive search fails to find Rescue 116 crewmen
Over 100 boats took to the waters on the northwest coast yesterday.