Three Air Corps crew injured as helicopter crashes
on 19/06/2012 16:05:45
The Air Corps' new air ambulance has crashed in county Tipperary, injuring three crew members.
It is understood the helicopter came down in the past hour and a spokesperson for the Department of Defence has said there were no fatalities in the crash.
The aircraft, an EC145, only began operations earlier this month.
The incident is believed to have happened near Borrisoleigh earlier this afternoon and emergency services are at the scene.
There were three staff, but no patients, on board at the time of the accident.
However, the extent of the crews' injuries are not yet known and a further statement is expected shortly.