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Irish Lights Vessel Granuaile anchored off Black Rock Island Co Mayo last week as the Rescue 116 recovery operation continues. PHotograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard’s Rescue 116 Sikorsky S-92 helicopter had “no mechanical anomalies” before it crashed off the north Mayo coast with the loss of (...)

Capt Mark Duffy: July 1966-March 14th, 2017. Photograph: PA
Obituary: Capt Mark Duffy

Mark Duffy, who has died aged 51, was co-pilot of the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter which crashed off north Mayo last month with the loss of(...)

The search continues along the coastline near Blacksod for  the two missing crew members of the ill-fated Rescue 116 helicopter. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

A Co Cork salvage team plans to lift wreckage of the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter from the north Mayo seabed this weekend in the search for(...)

Garda Water Unit divers were worked around Blackrock island on Tuesday, and air, sea and shore searches are continuing. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

There has been snow on Achill’s Slievemore, there has been frost, hail and wind, bright warm sunshine and Atlantic rain. Over the fortnight since Resc(...)

The body of Capt Mark Duffy is driven in a hearse along the seafront accompanied by a guard of honour at Blacksod, Co Mayo. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Debris from the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter which crashed off north Mayo almost a fortnight ago has been picked up as far north as Donegal(...)

The remains of Capt Mark Duffy one of the missing crew of the Rescue 116 helicopter is brought away from Blacksod Pier, Belmullet, Co. Mayo. Photograph : Keith Heneghan/Phocus

A guard of honour was formed by rescue agencies at Blacksod Pier in Co Mayo on Sunday afternoon, as the body of Irish Coast Guard helicopter pilot Cap(...)

The sun sets behind Irish Lights vessel Granuaile, anchored off Black Rock  in Co Mayo, where dive teams are searching the wreckage of  Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116: the tragedy has brought back painful memories of  other losses at sea. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Silhouettes of Achill Head, Croaghaun and Slievemore against a blue sky and flat, calm sea off Blacksod on Friday belied the treacherous nature of the(...)

Members of the search-and-rescue team return to the quayside at Blacksod, Co Mayo overnight as dive teams continue searching the wreckage of an Irish Coast Guard helicopter. The body of one missing crew member has been located late on Friday night. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The body of one of the three air crew from Rescue 116 has been located in the cockpit of the helicopter off Blackrock island in north Mayo. Supt Tony(...)

Family members of the three missing crew members of Rescue 116 return from the LE Eithne to Blacksod pier on Wednesday after they were brought  to Blackrock lighthouse to survey the scene of the helicopter crash. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Renewed attempts are to be made on Friday to search the main fuselage of the Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter which has been located in 40m of water (...)

A camera “eye” has  beamed back images of the main fuselage of the helicopter lying upside-down on the seabed. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins

Eight days after Rescue 116 lost communication on approaching the north Mayo coast, relatives of its four air crew were on board the LÉ Eithne when Cd(...)

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