Leonardo AW189, G-MCGT, 26 July 2021: Anniversary Statement

Terrain warning sounded during go-around due to rising ground ahead, Ballintoy, County Antrim, 26 July 2021


This statement provides an update on the AAIB investigation into a serious incident involving a Leonardo AW189 helicopter, G-MCGT, at Ballintoy, County Antrim, on 26 July 2021.


At 2002 hrs the duty crew at Prestwick Airport were tasked by the Aeronautical Rescue and Co-ordination Centre with recovering a casualty who was receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


While making an approach to the site of the casualty, who was situated just inland from the edge of the coast, the crew initiated a go-around during which a terrain warning sounded due to rising ground ahead.


The investigation is ongoing and publication of the report is expected in early 2023.