BREAKING: Man and child presumed dead in Offaly plane crash

The crash occurred near Edenderry

Justin Kelly

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BREAKING: Man and child presumed dead in Offaly plane crash

A man and a 7 year old boy are presumed dead after a light plane crash near Edenderry this Sunday afternoon, May 13.

Gardai and ambulance personnel rushed to the scene of the light plane crash in Offaly. 

The plane came down between Daingean and Edenderry after taking off from the Irish Parachute Club in Clonbullogue this afternoon. 

16 parachutists had made their jumps moments earlier before the plane crashed on bogland with the man and boy on board. 

Emergency services remain at the scene where the crashed plane is partially submerged in water on bogland near Mount Lucas, a source has said.  

People are being advised to avoid the area.