Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Questions (260)

Andrew Doyle


260. Deputy Andrew Doyle asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport further to Parliamentary Question No. 731 of 14 May 2013 if he will provide an update of his Department's air accident investigation unit's investigation of an incident involving aircraft (details supplied) in County Wicklow on 13 July 2012; when he expects the unit in his Department to issue the draft report to interested parties; when he expects to be in a position to publish the final report into the incident; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [33752/13]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

I have been advised by the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) of my Department that they expect to issue a draft final report to interested parties by the end of July.  The Regulation provides a period of 28 days for comment following which the comments will be considered and the Final Report issued and published on the AAIU website. As the AAIU is independent in the conduct of its Investigations, I do not propose to make comment on individual investigations.