The following reports have been taken from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) Website, click on the photo to view the full official report on the AAIU web site. Where the is no photograph the report can be accessed by clicking on the icon. The extracts below only contain the AAIU synopsis to each incident / accident
Records 1 to 10 of 407

EI-ICR, Sikorsky S-92A, CHC Ireland

Incident/Accident Date: 2017-03-14

Report No: 2017-006, Published: 2017-04-13

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The first indication that R116 may be missing was at 01.06 hrs, when the helicopter crew did not answer radio calls to their call-sign. At 01.08 hrs, the Blacksod lighthouse advised that they had no contact with R116. At 01.13 hrs MRSC Malin broadcast (relayed) a MAYDAY on Marine Channel 16 to the Achill and Ballyglass Lifeboats, which were then tasked. At 02.13 hrs, R118 advised that they were on scene and commencing a search. At 02.16 hrs, R118 advised that a casualty and debris were sighted in the water southeast of Black Rock. Shortly thereafter, the Commander was recovered from the water by the Achill all-weather lifeboat. The Co-pilot was subsequently located within the cockpit during Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) under water searches and was later recovered by divers from the Irish Naval Service. The two rear crew members remain missing, despite extensive surface and sea bed searches. Wreckage/debris was identified on the rock following an aerial search. Examination of this wreckage revealed evidence of contact with terrain; this wreckage came mainly from the tail rotor and intermediate gear box areas.

EI-ICG, Sikorsky S-92A, CHC Ireland

Incident/Accident Date: 2015-12-06

Report No: 2017-005, Published: 2017-03-08

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During a Search and Rescue (SAR) mission in the vicinity of Hook Head, Co. Wexford on the afternoon of 6 December 2015, a Sikorsky S-92A helicopter crew located and winched two casualties from the water. During the winching operation one of the casualties, a 14 year old girl, slipped from the rescue strop and fell into the water from a height of approximately 45 ft. The casualty was recovered immediately from the water and winched up to the helicopter again. Both casualties were transferred to a nearby hospital in Waterford for medical treatment. The Investigation was subsequently informed by An Garda Síochána that one of the casualties, a 14 year old girl, had died on 10 December 2015.

G-BXTH, Westland Gazelle HT MK.3 (SA 341), Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2015-07-15

Report No: 2017-004, Published: 2017-03-02

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While attempting to land on a canal bank adjacent to a restaurant/guesthouse in Abbeyshrule, Co. Longford, the main rotor blades of the helicopter made contact with a timber-clad wall of the building. This caused the tail of the helicopter to swing rapidly towards the wall and collide with it. The tail boom separated from the helicopter, broke apart, and came to rest in the canal. The helicopter rolled to the right and impacted with the canal bank. Debris was scattered over a large area of the canal and its bank. There was no fire. The Pilot and Passenger evacuated the helicopter and were uninjured. One person, who was in the building at the time of the event, received minor injuries.

EI-DVJ, Airbus A320-214, Aer Lingus

Incident/Accident Date: 2015-10-03

Report No: 2017-003, Published: 2017-02-14

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Immediately after take-off from Dublin (EIDW), on an early morning scheduled passenger flight to Munich, Germany (EDDM), the Flight Crew detected an unusual odour in the cockpit. A short time later, the Cabin Crew reported that there were fumes in the aircraft cabin. Following an assessment of the situation, the Flight Crew declared a PAN (state of urgency) to Air Traffic Control (ATC) and donned their oxygen masks. The aircraft returned to EIDW, where a normal landing and taxi to stand were performed. The passengers disembarked using an air bridge. The fumes were subsequently attributed to an incorrectly performed engine wash procedure, which was carried out by maintenance personnel the night before the occurrence flight. No injuries were reported to the Investigation.

G-ECOP, Bombardier DHC 8-402, FlyBe

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-04-27

Report No: 2017-002, Published: 2017-01-20

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On a scheduled passenger flight, shortly before descent into Dublin (EIDW), the Co-pilot began to feel unwell and requested to leave the flight deck for a few minutes. Before the Co-pilot left his seat, the Commander felt an unexpected aircraft upset in the form of a yaw and roll to the left. The Co-pilot, who had become incapacitated, had inadvertently made an input to the left rudder pedal. The Commander returned the aircraft to normal flight and the aircraft landed without further incident. There were no injuries.

No Reg, Speedster 28, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-06-04

Report No: 2017-001, Published: 2017-01-11

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The paramotor was foot-launched by the Pilot from Gormanston Beach. Witnesses observed it climbing out over the sea where it was seen performing a number of orbits and steep turns during which the paramotor would descend to the surface and climb back to its original altitude. It was then observed entering a rapid spiralling descent. It impacted in shallow water approximately 150 metres (m) from the shoreline. The Pilot was fatally injured.

EI-FSA, TL 3000 Sirius, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2016-08-16

Report No: 2016-019, Published: 2016-12-29

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The aircraft, with the Pilot and one passenger on board, was returning to Cregboy from Letterkenny airfield (EILT). During the landing, the Pilot reported that the aircraft’s rate of descent increased unexpectedly, resulting in a hard landing and bounce. The aircraft subsequently touched down again on its nose wheel. The nose gear assembly fractured and the nose and propeller of the aircraft contacted the ground. There was extensive damage to the aircraft. There were no injuries.

EI-FIH, Boeing 737-8AS, Ryanair

Incident/Accident Date: 2015-09-05

Report No: 2016-018, Published: 2016-12-05

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The aircraft was on a scheduled passenger flight from Lille Airport, France (LFQQ), to Porto Airport, Portugal (LPPR). After an uneventful flight, the aircraft commenced a non-precision approach to runway (RWY) 35 at LPPR. When the aircraft was established on the final approach, the Co-Pilot, who was Pilot Flying (PF), was distracted by a green laser light being shone towards the aircraft and raised his hand to protect his eyes. The Commander, who was Pilot Monitoring (PM), looked up and was struck in both eyes by the laser light. The Commander’s vision became temporarily impaired. Due to the laser illumination, Flight Crew coordination was compromised, which led to the final descent being delayed and the approach becoming unstable. The Commander elected to carry out a missed approach. The aircraft subsequently landed on RWY 17 without further incident. There were no injuries.

EI-CDP, Cessna 182L, Irish Parachute Club

Incident/Accident Date: 2015-08-08

Report No: 2016-017, Published: 2016-11-30

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The Pilot positioned the aircraft, with three skydivers on board, overhead Clonbullogue Airfield (EICL) at a height of 3,500 ft with the intention of releasing two students for static line parachute jumps. Following his release from the right wing strut, the first student was jerked back and saw that his main parachute canopy was entangled around the right-hand side horizontal stabiliser of the aircraft. At the same time the aircraft pitched up suddenly. The Student immediately ‘cut-away’ from his main canopy, his reserve parachute deployed and he landed within the drop zone at EICL. Subsequent to the sudden pitch-up, the aircraft rolled to the right and entered a spin. The Pilot performed a spin recovery, which was achieved by 1,000 ft. The aircraft, with the remaining three persons on board, landed at EICL without further incident. Significant damage was found on the aircraft’s empennage and the Student’s main canopy. There were no injuries.

N247P, Cessna T182T, Private

Incident/Accident Date: 2015-05-24

Report No: 2016-016, Published: 2016-10-26

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The aircraft, with a Pilot, Passenger and two pet dogs on board, was en-route to the Irish Light Aviation Society airfield (ILAS Field) near Taghmon, Co. Wexford to attend a 'breakfast fly-in' that had been arranged for that day. It departed Athboy Airfield (EIMH), Co. Meath at 09.00 hrs and routed in a southerly direction at an altitude of approximately 1,500 ft towards Athy before turning to route directly towards the destination. Shortly after passing Carlow a shallow climb was initiated. The aircraft impacted high terrain at Blackstairs Mt. at 09.30 hrs, fatally injuring all on board. There was no fire.
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