Monday 24 April 2017

Rescue 116 wreckage transported to Air Accident Investigation Unit

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The wreckage of tragic Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116 has been brought ashore and begun its journey to the Air Accident Investigation Unit in Gormanston, Co Meath.

This footage shows the helicopter, covered with tarpaulin, being transported on a flat bed truck.

The helicopter will now undergo a detailed analysis at the investigation unit.

The wreckage was brought ashore just over three weeks after it crashed.

The wreckage of Rescue 116 is removed from the Granuaile Vessel at Galway docks back to Gormanstown Air Accident Investigation Facility this morning by truck.
Pic Steve Humphreys
The wreckage of Rescue 116 is removed from the Granuaile Vessel at Galway docks back to Gormanstown Air Accident Investigation Facility this morning by truck. Pic Steve Humphreys

It was removed this morning from the Granuaile Vessel at Galway docks and loaded onto truck.

At Blacksod, sea and shoreline searches are continuing for the remaining missing crew members Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby.

The wreckage of Rescue 116 is removed from the Granuaile Vessel at Galway docks back to Gormanstown Air Accident Investigation Facility this morning by truck.
Pic Steve Humphreys
The wreckage of Rescue 116 is removed from the Granuaile Vessel at Galway docks back to Gormanstown Air Accident Investigation Facility this morning by truck. Pic Steve Humphreys

The remains of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick and Captain Mark Duffy were previously recovered by crews.

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