The door from a helicopter of the Air Corps of Ireland fell on a high school in Dublin on May 21 in the evening, reports RTE.
The helicopter of the rescue air service was returning to Casement airfield in the Dublin suburb of Baldonnell at about 18 o’clock local time when its back door fell off and fell at the school Moyle Park College in Clondalkin.
No one was injured in the incident. Arriving at the scene, police returned the helicopter door to the Air Corps.
An Irish Air Force spokesman later announced that the AW139 was returning from one of Dublin’s hospitals, completing a rescue operation when an incident with a door occurred.
He also said that the Air Corps flight safety department will conduct a full investigation of all the circumstances surrounding this incident, and the rescue air service will resume normal operations on Friday after replacing the aircraft and crew.
Recall that the Irish Air Force has six Agusta Westland AW139 helicopters, which are used for various purposes, including as an ambulance. The first helicopters of this brand were acquired by the Irish military in 2006. Also, Ireland owns four more helicopters of two types and several aircraft.