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    Air Corps crash video examined
    Bill Corcoran
    The Irish Independent
    14th June 2004
    THE plane crash that killed a young Air Corps pilot in the midlands last month was captured on video. The Irish Independent has learned that military experts have obtained and are examining video footage of the Cessna crash in which Sec Lt Raymond Heery died.

    The plane crashed on take-off shortly after 12.40pm as Defence Forces parachute training was taking place on an Irish Parachute Club airstrip in Clonbollogue, near Edenderry, Co Offaly.

    Sec Lt Heery (22), from Oldcastle, Co Meath, was killed instantly. He had just dropped off a number of colleagues at the airstrip and was returning to Casement Aerodrome in Baldonnel when the accident happened.

    It is understood that a friend of the pilot made the video recording. Investigators have taken statements from more than 50 witnesses, mostly Defence Forces personnel.

  • #2
    Is the AAIU (civilian Air Accident Investigation Unit) conducting an inquiry as it usually does?


    • #3
      The fact that the accident happened at a civil airfield would be enough for them to be included.


      • #4
        I think they do it for all air accidents,irrespective of location,and a military board of inquiry is also held.

        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.