An investigation is under way after the rear door of an Air Corps helicopter detached and fell more than 250m into the grounds of a Dublin secondary school.
The crew of the AW139 aircraft had successfully completed a life-saving mission to a Dublin hospital and were returning to Baldonnel Aerodrome for fuel when the incident took place at 5.52pm on Thursday evening.
Locals in Clondalkin, Dublin, find a helicopter door in Corkagh Park after it had fallen off an Air Corps helicopter flying overhead this evening pic.twitter.com/Mf2eNjMuJ5
— Conor Lally (@conormlally) May 21, 2020
The door fell into the grounds of Moyle Park School, a boys’ secondary school in Clondalkin.
The incident was witnessed by several people on the ground though nobody was hurt.