posted on Mar, 14 2017 @ 12:21 PM
Irish Coast Guard S-92, Rescue 116, was returning from a mission overnight when it disappeared. The last communication was around 1245 am, when the
crew reported they were approaching Blacksod to refuel.
Rescue 116 had been flying top cover for Rescue 118. They had received a request for aid for a crew member on a UK based fishing boat. Due to the
distance, Rescue 116 was sent along to serve as a radio relay, and precaution in case something happened to the other aircraft.
Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, a 20 year veteran was pulled from the water in critical condition, and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. Three
other crew members are missing.