A man and a seven-year-old boy have died following a plane crash in Offaly 3 years ago

A man and a seven-year-old boy have died following a plane crash in Offaly

A man and a seven-year-old boy have died following a plane crash in Co Offaly.

RTÉ News reports that the bodies of the pilot and the child were recovered from the fuselage of the aircraft.

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It crashed in a bog near Edenderry on Sunday.

The bodies have been brought for post-mortem examinations to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore and gardaí and emergency services remain at the scene.

"The Air Accident Investigation team will continue their inquiry in the morning," explains RTÉ.

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The aircraft took off from the airstrip at Clonbullogue and went down in an area of bog and woodland, near the Mountlucas wind farm between Edenderry and Daingean.

The aircraft took off from Clonbullogue Airfield with 16 parachutists on board at around 2.30pm; all 16 made their jump from the aircraft. However, witnesses then saw the aircraft crash shortly afterwards.

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"It is understood the pilot is from the UK, while the boy is the son of a member of the Parachute Club," says RTÉ.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit said it was alerted to the incident just after 3pm.