Update: Two Men Have Died After A Light Aircraft Crash

Written 2 months ago by Sinead Hubble

Two men have died after a light aircraft crashed near Athy in Co. Kildare last night.

The bodies of the two men were found in the early hours of this morning.

Emergency services were called to the scene of a plane crash in Belan, Moone in Athy yesterday evening.

A search was carried out by Gardaí and with the assistance of Irish Coast Guard helicopter rescue 116 the the light aircraft was located at half past 4 this morning

Two men, one 70 years of age the other in his 50s were killed.

Their bodies have been removed to the mortuary in Naas General Hospital.

The aircraft has been removed from the scene, after an initial investigation by the Air Accident Investigation Unit.

No distress signal was sent from the aircraft which crashed yesterday evening.

Lead Investigator Howard Hughes says no communication was made by the pilot.