Saturday 18 November 2017

Helicopter crash pair in hospital

The wreckage of the helicopter crash in Carlingford, Co Louth Picture and inset Dustin Marron
The wreckage of the helicopter crash in Carlingford, Co Louth Picture and inset Dustin Marron

Elaine Keogh

The father and son who were cut out of a helicopter after it crashed in a garden were still being treated in hospital last night.

Donie Marron (71) underwent tests at Beaumont Hospital after he was airlifted there following the incident close to his home in the foothills of the Cooley Mountains in Co Louth.

Donie's sister, Sr Leonie, a member of the Sisters of Mercy and a retired school principal, was understood to be by his bedside yesterday.

His son Dustin Marron, who has a young son, was transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda, Co Louth.

The helicopter carrying Donie and Dustin came down in the front garden of a house across the road from their home a few kilometres north of Carlingford and on the side of one of the Cooley Mountains.

The scene was sealed off by gardaí yesterday to allow inspectors from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) to complete their on-site work.

Donie's brother Kevin Marron, a former editor of the 'Sunday World', died in the Beaujolais air disaster in 1984.

Irish Independent

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