Cause Of Longford Plane Crash Under Investigation

CAUSE OF LONGFORD PLANE CRASH UNDER INVESTIGATION

The Gardaí and the Aviation Authority are conducting separate investigations into a fatal plane crash in Longford yesterday.

A man in his 40s was killed when his single-seater aircraft came down at around 6pm at the Abbeyshrule Aerodrome, off the N55 Athlone Road.

He was taken to hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The tragedy comes almost a year after a helicopter crashed into the side of a pub near the same village.

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