Irish coastguard pilot Captain Dara Fitzpatrick dies after crash

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Irish coastguard pilot Captain Dara Fitzpatrick dies after crash

Post by Irn Bru on Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:39 pm

An Irish coastguard helicopter pilot has died following a crash off the coast of Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was taken to hospital on Tuesday after being found in a critical condition by RNLI crew.

A search for her three colleagues who are still missing will continue overnight.

The aircraft lost contact at about 01:00 local time as it was coming in to refuel during a rescue operation.

The three other crew on board have been named as Chief Pilot Mark Duffy and winchmen Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/39264233

RIP to this brave young lady who died serving in the coastgaued service to provide search and rescue for people stranded and in difficulty. Three other crew members are still missing so lets hope they can be rescued.
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Re: Irish coastguard pilot Captain Dara Fitzpatrick dies after crash

Post by Sassy on Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:20 pm

Agreed, a very brave young lady dying trying to help others. RIP.

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