The chief executive of Aer Lingus has responded to inquiries by my Department on these matters by indicating that, in as far as he can ascertain, following an extensive search in the Aer Lingus organisation, no formal written report was produced by Aer Lingus on the Tuskar Rock accident. He has said that it would appear that all relevant documentation was provided to the official inquiry at the time and all possible assistance would have been given to support that investigation which led to the publication of the 1970 report.
The chief executive has also indicated that there are references in a number of Aer Lingus Board meeting minutes to the accident, but these would appear to have arisen from oral discussions and briefings.
All documents, files, etc., currently in the possession of Aer Lingus that relate to the Tuskar tragedy will be reviewed by my Department. Aer Lingus have also offered to make these documents available under appropriate arrangements to the relatives of the Tuskar victims.