Two Men Die After Light Aircraft Crashes in Kildare

David Layde
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Emergency services were called to the scene of a plane crash in Belan, Moone in Athy yesterday evening.

A search was carried out by Gardaí and with the assistance of Irish Coast Guard helicopter rescue 116 the light aircraft was located at half past 4 this morning.

Two men, one 70 years of age the other in his 50s were killed Their bodies have been removed to the mortuary in Naas General Hospital.

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The Air Accident Investigation Unit is currently at the scene and the Irish Aviation Authority has been notified.