Two Dead Following Offaly Plane Crash

Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene

Gardaí and emergency services are at the scene

A man and a seven-year-old boy were seriously injured in the crash.

According to the newspaper, before the accident the aircraft made a successful drop 16 paratroopers.

The plane was partially submerged in the bog, hampering the efforts of the emergency services.

Just the pilot and the young boy were on board when the plane crashed.

Gardai said there was no confirmation on whether either had survived the crash.

The Mountlucas wind farm is situated between Edenderry and Daingean - a very remote are of woodland. The facility is popular with skydivers.

"All 16 made their jump from the craft", he said.

This is the second aircraft crash to occur in Ireland in less than a fortnight. Two people died in County Antrim on 19 April while another plane enthusiast died on May 4 in Ballina. The pilot is believed to be a UK National.

The crashed aircraft was found approximately 2 kilometres from the Clonbullogue Airfield they had departed from earlier. "A rescue/recovery operation is under way".

The emergency services rushed to the scene and spent the afternoon and evening trying to recover the two casualties from the wreckage.

Eddie Fitzpatrick, a local councillor, added the airfield is popular for parachuting and "fundraising jumpers".

He added: "It's a great shock to hear of an accident like that happening".

Offaly councillor Noel Cribbin added: "This is a big shock to the area".

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