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An unlicensed pilot who flew an aircraft into power lines not far from where large crowds gathered for an event in Dunmore last year had breached the rules of the air by flying at low height and thereby endangering the public.
An investigation is continuing into an incident on Tuesday in which the new Air Corps air ambulance was forced to perform an emergency landing near Borrisoleigh, Co Tipperary.
One man is understood to be recovering in hospital following a small plane crash in Mullinahone, Co Tipperary on Tuesday last.
An investigation by the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has concluded that engine failure was the cause of a plane crash near Ireland West Airport Knock in May 2008 which resulted in the tragic death of a Salthill man.
The loss of two young air corps personnel who died when their plane crashed in Connemara last year reminds us all of the “risks and dangers that can be associated with a military career”, according to Minister of Defence Tony Killeen TD, who paid tribute this week to the two men.
Preliminary results of the investigation into a plane crash in Kilmovee last May in which a Galway man lost his life has found that damaged cylinders in the aircraft may have been the main cause of the crash.
The Air Accident Investigation Unit of the Department of Transport released a report this week on an incident which occurred at Ireland West Airport, Knock on May 28 this year.
An inquest into a plane crash at Inverin which claimed two lives has heard that the pilot would have found weather conditions “challenging”, neglected to weigh his passengers, and did not radio operations staff at the destination airport.
An inquest jury has called for a “serious review” of safety measures during private flights, for the position of the emergency locator transmitters (ELTs) to be clearly shown, and for the Irish Aviation Authority to ensure all light aircraft operating in Irish airspace comply with regulations.
As an Air Corps plane’s wreckage was being removed from a Connemara mountainside last night heartfelt prayers were being said for the two pilots who tragically lost their lives in a crash which has shocked a local community, family members, and the Defence Forces.