William Hillick from Co Westmeath. A witness on the ground reported seeing Mr Hillick’s aircraft descend rapidly towards the ground impacting in a nose-down attitude. File photograph: William Hillick\Facebook

A preliminary report by the Air Accident Investigation Unit into a fatal plane crash in Co Longford in March has found that it was the pilot’s second (...)

A jet came very close to crashing into a mountain in Kerry when pilots became confused over flight instructions, air accident investigators found. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A private jet leaving Kerry for Canada last year was one minute from crashing after pilots became confused, it has been found. The jet came very clo(...)

William Hillick from Co Westmeath. File photograph:  William Hillick\Facebook

Investigations into the death of a pilot after a light aircraft crash in Co Longford during the weekend are continuing. The man, named locally as Wi(...)

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Former husband restrained from bringing further court action without leave JMH v KH [2015]IESC 85 (Supreme Court, Charleton J, November 26th, 2015) Th(...)

The girl scout was unconscious and being kept afloat by a 15-year-old boy when both were rescued by the Irish Coast Guard Waterford-based helicopter.  Both were subsequently flown to hospital. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The teenage venture scout who was rescued by the Irish Coast Guard after she was swept into the sea off Hook Head, Co Wexford at the weekend has died (...)

The Irish Coast Guard  notified the AAIU of an incident where a 15-year-old girl slipped from a rescue strop as the winch crew were trying to recover her and another teenager into the aircraft.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has initiated an investigation into a winching incident that occurred during the rescue of two teenagers fr(...)

The Coast Guard winchman had “seconds” to save two teenagers, according to sources close to the rescue, and took both up in an extremely difficult manoeuvre, with the girl unconscious and unable to respond. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

An Irish Coast Guard review of the rescue of two teenagers off the Wexford coast on Sunday has found the helicopter crew had no option but to winch bo(...)

People lay flowers at the Russian Embassy in Minsk, Belarus in memory of the 224 people killed in an air crash in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Safety documentation for the Airbus A321 that crashed in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula at the weekend, killing all 224 people on board, was checked by th(...)

In this photo taken in October  2015, the Russian airline Kogalymavia’s Airbus A321 with a tail number of EI-ETJ on an airstrip of Moscow’s Domodedovo international airport, outside Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Marina Lystseva/AP

Irish authorities have made contact with their counterparts in Egypt offering assistance in the investigation into the crash over the Sinai peninsula (...)

The scene at the site where a light aircraft crashed near Mount Leinster on Sunday. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Two men from Co Meath have been killed after a light aircraft crashed on the border between Wexford and Carlow on Sunday.The men, who have been named (...)