The air accident investigation unit, AAIU, of my Department commenced an immediate investigation into the accident on 2 November 2002 at Sligo Airport in accordance with the Air Navigation (Notification and Investigation of Accidents and Incidents) Regulations, SI No. 205 of 1997. The accident involved a Fokker F27 which overran the end of the runway. Fortunately, nobody was injured. The AAIU will make appropriate safety recommendations in its report of this accident.
The aircraft and the operator are registered in the UK and the UK authorities have appointed an accredited representative to the investigation in accordance with international convention in such cases and the UK authorities are assisting in the analyses of the cockpit voice recorder, CVR, and flight data recorder, FDR, commonly referred to as the black box.