Tuesday 16 October 2018

Pilot killed after light aircraft crashes in Mayo

A man was killed after his light aircraft crashed in Co Mayo. Stock Image
A man was killed after his light aircraft crashed in Co Mayo. Stock Image
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A man was killed after his light aircraft crashed in Co Mayo.

The man aged in his 40s was the sole occupant of a single-seater plane which came down in a field at Breaffy, about three miles from Ballina.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but were unable to save the pilot who was trapped in the cockpit of his damaged aircraft.

Units of Mayo Fire Service were amongst the rescue service teams which responded to the emergency.

Gardai arrived at the scene and the body was transferred to Mayo General, Castlebar where a post mortem will take place in due course.

Irish Independent

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