Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Defence, Jack Chambers, has said he hopes that the Air Corps investigation into a door falling of an aeromedical helicopter mid-flight will be completed and published without delay.

Deputy Chambers was commenting as a rear door on a Air Corps helicopter which had just completed an air ambulance journey, came loose and plummeted hundreds of feet to the ground, landing in the grounds of Moyle Park College.

“Thankfully no one was hurt in this very serious incident. Had the door hit someone on the ground it could have fatally injured them. A member of crew in the aircraft or indeed any patient being transported to hospital could have been injured too.

“I understand the Defence Forces have launched an internal investigation to find out how this incident occurred. I think the findings of this investigations should be published as soon as it is completed,” concluded Deputy Chambers.