AIRSHOW - THREE PEOPLE INJURED WHEN DOOR FELL OFF RAF HELICOPTER
UPDATE: (28/June) A preliminary report into a helicopter accident at the Salthill Airshow in Galway last weekend suggests that a member of the public tampered with the aircraft. However, it is not thought the tampering was a pre-meditated or malicious act.
UPDATE: (24/June) Three people have been taken to hospital following an incident at the annual Galway Air Show during which the door of an RAF helicopter fell off.
UPDATE: (25/June) According to Local Media two separate investigations will be launched into the accident at the Salthill Air Show in which three people were injured. The Irish Aviation Authority and the British Ministry of Defence will investigate what happened to cause the door to fall on the people below the helicopter.
The Galway Alliance Against War staged a protest against the presence of foreign warplanes with a demonstration at the city's Spanish Arch at midday today. The planes in question were taking part in the annual Salthill Airshow and despite the protests and very bad weather a very large crowd attended the show.
Late this afternoon the organisers confirmed that more than 100,000 people had attended the show proving that there was little support for the protest.
===Summer Festivals In Ireland===
The Salthill Air Show is a free air show held every summer along the Salthill Promenade on the shores of the famous Galway Bay, Ireland. The Salthill Air Show is one of the few free Air Shows in Europe