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Search and Rescue pilots warn of safety concerns

Calls for major changes to the oversight of flight operations

21st February, 2019
Search scenes At Blacksod Bay. Pic:

The body representing Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter pilots warned Transport Minister Shane Ross of issues of concern it claims exist around safety and fatigue management and hours worked at service provider CHC Ireland.

The Irish Airline Pilots Association letter was written last September ahead of the release of a review by the Air Accident Investigation Unit that called for major changes to the oversight of SAR flight operations.

The Department refused to provide the...

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