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Published on July 15th, 2018 | by Mark Dwyer

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Documentary – After Tuskar Rock

24th March 2018 marked the 50th Anniversary of the Tuskar Rock tragedy – the loss of Aer Lingus Vickers Viscount EI-AOM. A Newstalk documentary on the air disaster won two awards recently at the New York Festivals Best Radio Programs awards. The Newstalk series ‘After Tuskar Rock’ tells the story of Aer Lingus flight 712 which crashed en-route from Cork to London on March 24th 1968 – killing all 61 passengers and crew. Producer Eoin Brennan was celebrating the win with his team – which was made all the more poignant, as his grandfather was one of the passengers who tragically lost their lives in the plane crash.

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Mark Dwyer

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.



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