F-HIRD operating an environmental survey for the Irish Government was operating at 250ft out to sea off Carnsore Point Co Wexford yesterday when the pilot reported a technical fault. He managed to make it back to the coast and landed on a beach but when the nosewheel collapsed she took serious damage to the nose. All four occupants taken to hospital with non life threatening injuries due to the skill of the pilot but aircraft is probably a w/o