Man dies in Waterford Aircraft crash

Date Published : July 25th, 2015    Published By : admin

A man has been killed following an crash involving a light aircraft in Co Waterford this evening.

Waterford Aircraft 2

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The aircraft crashed in a field between Dungarvan and Stradbally at around 6.45pm in an area known as Garranbane. The light aircraft came down at the brow of a hill, near Clonea beach. Local reports suggest the pilot may have been heading towards the beach in an attempt to land there.

It is understood the plane caught fire on impact with the ground. The pilot was the sole occupant of the aircraft. His body was removed to University Hospital Waterford for a post-mortem examination.

Waterford Aircraft

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Waterford Regional Airport said the plane, a single-engine light aircraft was privately owned, and it took off from Waterford Airport at 6.35pm. His last known communication was to Shannon Air Traffic Control.

The victim was due to take part in tomorrows Air Show in Foynes, Co. Limerick. The event will go ahead at the request of the family. RIP.

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