Irish coastguard helicopter pilot was 'popular figure'
An Irish coastguard search and rescue manager has paid tribute to a helicopter pilot who died after a crash off the coast of Mayo in the Republic of Ireland.
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was taken to hospital on Tuesday morning after she was found in a critical condition.
A search is continuing for her three colleagues who are still missing.
Gerard O'Flynn said Captain Fitzpatrick was "hugely experienced" and a "popular figure".
- From the section Europe