I’ve used this photo before, but I think it fitted this topic perfectly. This is our memorial to the local rescue helicopter crew, that lost their lives, returning to base following a successful mission on a foggy night in July 1999.
It’s hard to believe it was so long ago, I remember turning the radio on in the morning, hearing the news and looking out the window. The fog was so thick I could hardly see the car in front of the house, yet the helicopter had flown out to help a small pleasure craft (with four men and a young boy on board) find their way to Dungarvan Bay. On it’s return to base the helicopter crashed into the sand dunes in Tramore, with the loss of all crew.