Tributes paid to Irish coastguard helicopter pilot who died after a crash off the coast of Mayo
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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".

  • 14 Mar 2017
  • From the section Europe