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Plane crashes in Ireland - boy, 7, among dead

Plane crashes in Ireland - boy, 7, among dead

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

It had taken off at around 2.25pm from Clonbullogue Airfield with 16 parachutists on board, all of whom made their jump.

A search and rescue operation is underway in Co Offaly after a plane crashed while carrying a man and a seven-year-old boy.

Emergency services remain at the scene where the crashed plane is partially submerged in water on bogland near Mount Lucas, a source has said.

The pilots is understood to be a United Kingdom national who was visiting the Irish Parachute Club.

Celia Lynch is a member of the local flying community, who said says her husband and friends were flying light aircraft in the area at the time of the crash, but have since landed safely.

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

"The Irish Parachute Club is over 20 years in Edenderry and run to the highest standards, so it was a big shock to hear of an accident of this type", he said.

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.

Mr Slattery immediately rang 999 and the parachute club to let them know the location of the crash site.

Their deaths have now been confirmed. And normally it does that because it lets the parachuters go.


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