Accident: Sikorsky S61N, EI-MES, Dublin Port, 24 August 1998: Report No 1999-008

SYNOPSIS

EI-MES was performing a demonstration in Dublin Port, in association with the Tall Ships Event which was being held in Dublin. The demonstration consisted of dropping a team of nine swimmers of the Irish Naval Service Diving Section, from the helicopter into the River Liffey. When they jumped from the moving helicopter, the  swimmers suffered varying injuries. Two of the injured swimmers were hospitalised for more than 48 hours.

Occurrence Date: 
Monday, 24 August, 1998
Report Date: 
Monday, 19 April, 1999