Global Pilots on the Accident of CHC Sikorsky S-92 operating Rescue 116 for the Irish Coast Guard

MONTREAL--()--The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) expresses its deep sadness over the accident involving a CHC Sikorsky S-92 operating Rescue 116 for the Irish Coast Guard.

IFALPA extends its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick, and its support and wishes to the loved ones of missing crew members Captain Mark Duffy, Paul Ormsby and Ciarán Smith.

Whilst the search and rescue efforts are taking place, IFALPA stresses the need to avoid speculation as to what happened to the aircraft. The Federation has reached out to its Member Association in Ireland, IALPA, and made its accredited accident investigators available to the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) for advice or consultation during both the investigation process and the drafting of the accident report and related safety recommendations.

Note to Editors: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations represents more than 100,000 pilots in nearly 100 countries around the globe. The mission of IFALPA is to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the piloting profession; providing representation, services and support to both our members and the aviation industry.

See the Federation website www.ifalpa.org

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International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA)
Emily Bitting, IFALPA Communications & Marketing Coordinator
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