The helicopter was engaged on an instructional flight detail from Weston Airport, Co. Kildare. Two persons were onboard, a Flight Instructor and a Student Pilot. The helicopter departed Weston at 16.01 hrs and made its final radio contact at 16.12 hrs. The last movement recorded at Weston on the day was the arrival of a privately owned helicopter at 19.21 hrs. The Air Traffic Watch was closed shortly afterwards at 19.30 hrs, with the end of Visual Flight Rules (VFR) operation.