Friday, 19 October, 2018

Bodies of pilot and boy (7) recovered from crashed light aircraft

BREAKING Serious injuries reported after plane crash in Offaly Two critically injured in Co Offaly plane crash
Faye Gross | 14 May, 2018, 04:32

The incident happened just before 2.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

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Footage from the scene of the light aircraft crash in County Offaly shows a number of fire trucks, Garda cars and ambulances.

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The aircraft initlaly took off with 16 parachutists on board at around 2.30pm, from Clonbullogue Airfield, Gardai said.

The 7-year-old boy and the plane's pilot were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

An eye witness described the plane descending "like a torpedo" before it crashed.

Emergency services are at the scene of Sunday afternoon's crash in Co Offaly.

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The Air Accident Investigation Unit has confirmed it is investigating the circumstances of the crash.

It's reported that all 16 onboard successfully made their exit from the plane but eyewitnesses on the ground saw the plane go down. The pilot is believed to be a UK National. "A rescue/recovery operation is under way".

This is the second aircraft crash to occur in Ireland in less than a fortnight.

Local councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick said the airfield had a long established reputation for parachuting.

Edenderry-based independent Councillor Noel Cribbin told the Irish Times that the whole community is in a state of shock at news of the accident.

The plane crashed about two kilometres from Clonbullogue Airfield and was located in bog land between Edenderry and Daingean. There is no confirmation of any deaths at this point in time.

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