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28 May 2022

Two confirmed dead after missing plane found crashed in Irish countryside

Two confirmed dead after missing plane found crashed in Irish countryside

Two confirmed dead after missing plane found crashed in Irish countryside

Two men have died following a light aircraft crash in Kildare on Thursday, June 13.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the 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 on Friday morning at 4.30a.m. 

Two men in the 70s 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 is currently at scene and the Irish Aviation Authority has been notified. 

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