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Date:14-MAR-2017
Time:01:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic S92 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Sikorsky S-92A
Owner/operator:CHC Ireland opf Irish Coast Guard
Registration: EI-ICR
C/n / msn: 920051
Fatalities:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Atlantic, near Blackrock, 10km W of Black Sod, Co Mayo -   Ireland
Phase: Approach
Nature:Ambulance
Departure airport:Dublin (DUB/EIDW)
Destination airport:Black Sod
Narrative:
A SAR helicopter, call sign Rescue 116, crashed into the sea off County Mayo in Ireland. One crew member was initially found alive, six hours after the accident, but she died of her injuries.

A Coast Guard spokesman said the helicopter had been providing cover for another SAR helicopter in the evacuation of a crewman who needed urgent medical attention from a UK-registered fishing vessel located approximately 150 miles west of Eagle Island in Co Mayo.

The aircraft is reported to have been on approach to a refuelling site at Black Sod.

The AAIU released a statement late on 20 March 2017.
On 27 March 2017 the body of a second pilot was recovered.
The AAIU released a statement 1 April 2017 after download of the CVFDR.
The AAIU released a preliminary report on 13 April 2017.

Sources:

http://www.thejournal.ie/coast-guard-helicopter-3286066-Mar2017/
http://www.thejournal.ie/search-day-three-coast-guard-blacksod-3290667-Mar2017/
http://www.itv.com/news/2017-03-14/irish-coast-guard-helicopter-with-four-crew-on-board-goes-missing/
https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/1-dead-in-search-for-irish-coast-guard-helicopter-and-crew-1-4391550
https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0314/859533-coastguard-mayo-incident/
https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0316/860130-coastguard-helicopter-search/
https://www.rte.ie/player/us/show/prime-time-extras-30003379/
http://web.archive.org/web/20170410213936/http://campus.ie:80/surviving-college/signal-black-box-rescue-116-detected
http://www.aaiu.ie/node/1053
http://www.dttas.ie/press-releases/2017/coast-guard-statement-incident-involving-coast-guard-sar-helicopter-west-coast
http://www.dttas.ie/press-releases/2017/statement-minister-shane-ross-coast-guard-incident
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/investigators-focus-on-possible-electrical-failure-in-tragic-rescue-116-crash-35536039.html
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/divers-expected-to-wait-until-sunday-to-carry-out-search-for-missing-rescue-116-as-funeral-details-for-hero-captn-dara-fitzpatrick-announced-35538451.html
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/rescue-116-crash-search-focuses-around-blackrock-island-1.3012933
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/rescue-116-crash-wreckage-found-at-lighthouse-1.3013844
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/rescue-116-final-crash-report-expected-to-take-some-time-1.3373884
July 2018 : https://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/coast-guard-helicopter-crash-ireland-12927987
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https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/home/shipid:290916/zoom:8
http://www.aeroboek.nl/S92/920051.HTM
https://afloat.ie/safety/coastguard/item/35297-aaiu-statement-on-investigation-into-the-loss-of-r116 (AAIU 20 March 2017)
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/body-of-captain-mark-duffy-recovered-from-rescue-116-helicopter-wreckage-1.3025220
http://www.aaiu.ie/node/1063 (AAIU statement 1 April 2017)
http://www.aaiu.ie/node/1067 (AAIU preliminary report 13 April 2017)


Images:

Photo of EI-ICR courtesy AirHistory.net


Bray / Irish Sea [ Off-Airport ]
19 July 2015; (c) Fergal Goodman


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
14-Mar-2017 08:15 gerard57 Added
14-Mar-2017 08:28 harro Updated [Aircraft type]
14-Mar-2017 08:34 harro Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
14-Mar-2017 08:36 harro Updated [Registration, Nature]
14-Mar-2017 11:54 Anon. Updated [Registration]
14-Mar-2017 14:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Cn, Source]
14-Mar-2017 14:49 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative, Photo, ]
14-Mar-2017 18:27 Iceman 29 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Mar-2017 18:43 ryan Updated [Total fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Mar-2017 18:44 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
14-Mar-2017 19:46 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
15-Mar-2017 19:57 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
17-Mar-2017 07:07 MarkStep Updated [Source]
17-Mar-2017 07:09 harro Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
17-Mar-2017 17:29 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
20-Mar-2017 22:39 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
27-Mar-2017 21:40 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
28-Mar-2017 07:40 Chieftain Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
02-Apr-2017 14:59 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Apr-2017 22:50 Aerossurance Updated [Source, Narrative]
30-Jan-2018 20:16 Iceman 29 Updated [Source]
30-Jan-2018 20:20 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code]
16-Jul-2018 11:06 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]

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