I propose to take Questions Nos. 200 and 201 together.
A heavy landing incident involving the Emergency Aeromedical Service (EAS) helicopter occurred on 19th June 2012. The Air Accident Investigation Unit in the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is leading an investigation into the incident and this investigation is ongoing.
On 3 July 2012, the Air Corps resumed the EAS service using an AW 139 aircraft operating out of Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel. At this stage, it is not possible to say when the service will resume from Custume Barracks, Athlone. The Air Corps will keep the situation under review having regard to its operational commitments.