The Board, management and staff at Waterford Airport offer their condolences to the family and colleagues of Captain Dara Fitzpatrick.
Dara was based at Waterford Airport for over ten years. During her time as base captain at Waterford, she was well known to and held in high esteem in the greater community and it was a shock to us all when we heard of her tragic death.
Dara was an absolute professional. She had a great working relationship with all the staff at the airport. Colleagues, past and present have been in touch, communicating their shock and sadness at the news.
Our thoughts are with our colleagues in the Irish Coast Guard and the families of the crew of R116