Helicopter Comes Down in Borrisoleigh

Gardai and emergency services attended the scene of a helicopter ‘hard landing’ at Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary on Tuesday afternoon when the air ambulance was forced to come down in a field just off the main Thurles - Nenagh road.

Gardai and emergency services attended the scene of a helicopter ‘hard landing’ at Borrisoleigh, County Tipperary on Tuesday afternoon when the air ambulance was forced to come down in a field just off the main Thurles - Nenagh road.

Nobody was injured in the manoeuvre although the crew were said to be shaken after the traumatic incident which occured at approximately 3pm.

It is understood that the helicopter may have clipped a power line which resulted in the hard landing having to be made in the field. Air Corps helicopters were soon on the scene with three helicopters parked in the field as investigators began looking into the causes of the incident.

The matter drew much attention locally with many passers-by stopping on the road side to see what all the commotion was about and to lend assistance.

Gardai attended the scene and assisted with the operation in conjunction with the air accident investigator.