Sunday 24 September 2017

Pole dies in crash

A POLISH man who was killed in a road crash on Sunday night was due to get married in June.

Lukasz Hagduk (27) was the second man to lose his life at Dunrine on the N20 Killarney to Tralee road in the past three years.

He lost control of his car when it left the road and hit a wall, somersaulting into the front garden of a private house. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Martin Hayes was watching television at home when he was disturbed by a loud noise.

"I just heard a bang," Mr Hayes told the Irish Independent. "The next thing, there was a car in my lawn."

Laser attack on pilot

GARDAI are investigating a laser attack on an airline pilot as he tried to land his aircraft during a snow storm.

The pilot of Sunday night's Loganair flight from Dublin to Donegal was forced to circle above the rural airport after being targeted, gardai said.

Three crew members and 18 passengers were on board flight BE6976 when the incident happened above the airport in Carrickfin.

An airline spokesman said: "Successful prosecutions have been brought for a number of similar offences."

Gardai in Bunbeg are investigating the incident.

Irish Independent

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