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19-Jul-15 N280CH Enstrom 280FX Carlingford, Ireland

Heavy landing, and likely “unscheduled”.  Main blades damaged and available photo shows some damage on starboard side.  Skids not visible in long grass and nose of helicopter almost hit dry stone wall.

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15-Jul-15 G-BXTH Airbus SA341G Abbeyshrule, Ireland

Helicopter ended up on its side on a narrow strip of grass between hotel and canal after main blades struck building.  Unclear from early press reports whether it was an intentional or emergency landing.  Pilot “detained on suspicion of endangerment”

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01-Aug-14 G-OAJC Robinson R44 Kinnitty, Eire

Hit wires on final approach to field landing.  Ended up on its starboard side, badly damaged.  Pilot named here as John Butler, and he had been due to take newly-weds Damien and Wendy Hussey a short distance from the church in Kinnitty to their reception at Racket Hall Country House in Roscrea, Co Tipperary

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02-Oct-11 EI-DTR Robinson R44 Athlone, Eire

The R44 piloted by businessman Michael Mannion crash-landed five miles outside of Athlone at around 8pm on Sunday evening (thus night flying at this time of year)

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27-Jun-11 EI-EAS Robinson R22 Sligo, Eire

Eye-witnesses said the small helicopter — which was carrying a 31-year-old pilot and a 19-year-old girl — appeared to get into difficulty for reasons which are now being investigated.

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18-Aug-10 G-…. Robinson R44 Westport, Ireland

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01-May-10 EI-SUB Robinson R44 Moll’s Gap, Ireland

The main rotor blades struck disused electricity cables, just after the helicopter had lifted off from an elevated crest in mountainous terrain.  The Pilot made an immediate controlled landing.  No damage, other than to the main rotor blades, was sustained by the helicopter.  The two occupants were uninjured.

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01-Apr-09 EI-CZL Schweizer S300CBi Johnstownbridge, Co Kildare, Ireland (2F)

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2-Mar-09 AgustaWestland AW139 Killarney, Ireland

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