While the 302nd AW aircraft and people were in Texas performing actual firefighting missions, four other unit aircraft
, along with crews and support people, were deployed to Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho, undergoing the U.S.
Together, the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit aircraft
flew a grand total of 355 sorties and 406.5 hours.
"The car was followed and monitored by a Garda Air Support Unit aircraft
as it travelled towards the Kilshane area, north of Finglas, where it was stopped at Bay Lane.
Over the years, unit aircraft
have included the T-33 Shooting Star, TF-9J Cougar and TA-4F Skyhawk.
Pc Stuart Ross died in October last year when the East Midlands Air Support Unit aircraft
crashed as it was called to help officers involved in a high-speed pursuit in Stratford-upon-Avon.