Accident: Sikorsky, S-76B, G-HAUG, Nr Omeath Co Louth, 12 Dec 1996: Report No 1998-008


G-HAUG departed Belfast International - Aldergrove Airport on 12 December at 18.03 hrs, to return to its home base at Ballyedmond, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. This would normally be a flight of some 20 minutes duration. The approach to the home base was executed using a locally produced GPS-based approach procedure. Having commenced its descent, in preparation for landing at Ballyedmond, the helicopter struck the north face of the Carlingford Mountains at 960 feet above sea level, approximately 2 miles SE of the village of Omeath, Co. Louth, at 18.16 hrs.  All three occupants suffered fatal injuries.


Occurrence Date: 
Thursday, 12 December, 1996
Report Date: 
Friday, 26 June, 1998