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    Aer Corps aircraft crashes in Co Galway

    The Irish Aviation Authority has said an Aer Corps Pilatus PC9 aircraft has crashed at Crumlin East near Cornamona in Connemara, Co Galway.

    The accident is believed to have happened shortly after 6pm this evening.

    Emergency services, including a Coast Guard helicopter, ambulances and fire service personnel are on the way to the scene.
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    A spokesman for the Coast Guard service said a number of local people had reported seeing the aircraft in difficulty and preparing to make an emergency landing.

    The Irish Aviation Authority says three Aircorp planes were operating in the area earlier this evening.

    So far only two have been accounted for.

    The spokeswoman said there was no further information about how many people were on board the aircraft or if any of them have been injured in the crash.

    Terrible news..
    British officer: You're seven minutes late, Mr. Collins.
    Michael Collins: You've kept us waiting 700 years. You can have your seven minutes.

    [As the British flag comes down]

    Michael Collins: So that's what all the bother was about.

  • #2
    Oh dear,

    hope everyone involved is safe and if injured that they make a full and speedy recovery
    Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
    Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
    Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
    Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by johnny no stars View Post
      Oh dear,

      hope everyone involved is safe and if injured that they make a full and speedy recovery
      As the PC-9s are equipped with ejector seats there should be a good outcome, fingers crossed for the crew and the rescuers

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      • #4
        Originally posted by boomer View Post
        As the PC-9s are equipped with ejector seats there should be a good outcome, fingers crossed for the crew and the rescuers
        I know only 1 person who ever ejected and they have serious back injuries due to spinal compression because of the force of it.
        Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
        Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
        Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
        Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by johnny no stars View Post
          I know only 1 person who ever ejected and they have serious back injuries due to spinal compression because of the force of it.
          I remember watching about one US F15 pilot who almost got ripped apart when he ejected, blacked out, came too before he hit the groud and ejected. There are some huge forces at play in them seats.
          Don't stand there GAWPING, like you've never seen the hand of God BEFORE!!

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          • #6
            Indeed,

            point has been made.


            Here's hoping for the best
            Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent.
            Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent.
            Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
            Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?

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            • #7
              I hope everyone got out of this ok

              My thoughts are with the crew and their familys

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              • #8
                I hope everyone on board is ok
                If at first you don't succeed, then call in an airstrike.

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                • #9
                  Folks

                  There are reports on other chat forums that two members of the Air Corps have died, please note that as yet this is NOT confirmed I repleat NOT confirmed.

                  Shane

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                  • #10
                    Air Corps aircraft crashes in Co Galway
                    Monday, 12 October 2009 20:37

                    The Irish Aviation Authority has said an Air Corps Pilatus PC9 aircraft has crashed at Crumlin East near Cornamona in Connemara, Co Galway.

                    The aircraft carrying a flight instructor and cadet were part of a flying training exercise of three aircraft that left Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel at 5.45pm.

                    The accident is believed to have happened shortly after 6pm this evening.
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                    The two other aircraft have safely returned to Galway airport.

                    A number of local people reported seeing the aircraft in difficulty and preparing to make an emergency landing.

                    An Air Accident Investigation team from the Air Corps and Department of Transport have been dispatched to the area.


                    RTE.ie 20:37
                    Last edited by trellheim; 12 October 2009, 21:25.
                    British officer: You're seven minutes late, Mr. Collins.
                    Michael Collins: You've kept us waiting 700 years. You can have your seven minutes.

                    [As the British flag comes down]

                    Michael Collins: So that's what all the bother was about.

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                    • #11
                      mod warning : No speculation please until confirmed news
                      Last edited by trellheim; 12 October 2009, 21:25.
                      "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

                      "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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                      • #12
                        Hoping they are found safe and well!!

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                        • #13
                          RTE are reporting on the 9 o'clock news that wreckage has been found and that the pilots are officially missing, but one ambulance has left the area.
                          Last edited by ODIN; 12 October 2009, 21:41.
                          What are you cackling at, fatty? Too much pie, that's your problem.

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                          • #14
                            Hopefully The Two Lads are safe and well..

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                            • #15
                              God I just heard about this just after the episode of rescue about the Tramore crash.

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