Rescue 116 Had Problems With Navigational Equipment

Photo: © Pat Flynn

A report into the Coast Guard helicopter crash claims there were problems with navigational equipment onboard.

Four crew members died when Rescue 116 went down last month near Blackrock Island off the Mayo coast.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit have been examining data from the blackbox flight recorder which shows it hit rocks at the island.


Aviation safety lecturer Kevin Byrne says they weren’t picked up by the helicopter’s equipment.