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Two fatally injured following aircraft crash in Athy

Garda investigation

David Lynch

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David Lynch

Two fatally injured following aircraft crash in Athy

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of a light aircraft crash that occurred at Belan, Moone, Athy, Co. Kildare yesterday evening.

A search was carried out by Gardaí and with the assistance of Irish Coast Guard helicopter rescue 116 the aircraft was located this morning at 4.30am. 

Two men (70 years and late 50s) were fatally injured in the crash and their bodies have been removed to the mortuary in Naas General Hospital. 

The Air Accident Investigation unit are currently at scene and the Irish Aviation Authority have been notified.