Dara Fitzpatrick


Age: 45

Irish Coast Guard helicopter pilot who with her colleague Captain Carmel Kirby made Irish aviation history when the pair crewed the first all-female mission in the Irish Coast Guard helicopter service in August 2013, and who was also known for her starring role in the 2011 RTE documentary series Rescue 117 which gave behind-the-scenes access to the helicopter search and rescue service.

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in a helicopter crash

Born: 1972

Died: March 14, 2017

Castlebar, Ireland