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Ireland'It looked like the craft just literally dropped out of the sky' - two men die in Kildare plane crash

15:36  14 june  2019
15:36  14 june  2019 Source:   independent.ie

Two men killed in light aircraft crash in Kildare

Two men killed in light aircraft crash in Kildare Two men killed in light aircraft crash in Kildare

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Dash cam footage from a vehicle on the base shows the plane literally falling out of the sky , before erupting in a massive fireball. If just one vehicle broke free, it could have caused the disaster with the pieces falling into one another like dominoes.

'It looked like the craft just literally dropped out of the sky' - two men die in Kildare plane crash © Michael Donnelly Photography 2019. COPYRIGHT: STRICTLY FOR PRESS USE ONLY. FREELANCE FEE APPLIES. Republic of Ireland only. No third party licence. Contact for full copyright licence terms & conditions - Tel: 00 353 (0)87 6484667. The scene of the light aircraft crash in Belan, Co Kildare

TWO men have been killed after their light aircraft crashed into a field in Kildare.

The privately owned plane took off from a small airstrip outside Athy at around 7.20pm yesterday.

Minutes later it disappeared and a search for the missing craft was immediately launched.

A search and rescue helicopter from the Irish Coastguard Service located the plane in a field in the townland of Belan, Moone, shortly after 4.30am.

Investigation underway after two men die in horror plane crash near Moone, Co Kildare

Investigation underway after two men die in horror plane crash near Moone, Co Kildare Two men, one in his 70s and a second in his 50s, are confirmed to have died

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The two men were pronounced dead at the scene and their bodies were taken to Naas General Hospital.

The two deceased men were from Dundrum in Dublin and Kildare.

Rescuers said there was no debris at the scene or any immediate indication why the craft crashed.

"It looked like the craft just literally dropped out of the sky, like a stone", one said today.

The two men have been identified but their names have not been released as they have relatives living overseas.

One man was in his 70s and the other in his 50s.

'It looked like the craft just literally dropped out of the sky' - two men die in Kildare plane crash Stock picture

Officials from the air accident investigation unit in the Department of Transport and the Irish Aviation Authority are at the scene and helping local gardai with their inquiries into the incident.

An IAA spokesperson commented: "The IAA is supporting the investigation being carried out by the AAIU and offer sincere condolence to the deceased and their family. We can not comment at this time due to the ongoing investigation."

Two men killed in horror plane crash near Moone, Co Kildare named locally

Two men killed in horror plane crash near Moone, Co Kildare named locally Gardai were alerted at 1am but the wreckage was not found until around 4.30am yesterday when it was spotted by a Coast Guard helicopter. The bodies were removed to Naas General Hospital. The wreckage was loaded on to a truck shortly afterwards and brought to Co Meath where it will be examined by aviation experts. © Collins Photo Agency Members of the Gardai close to the scene of a light aircraft crash in Belan,Moone Co. Kildare. A local farmer, who did not wish to be named, said he did not hear the UK-registered plane crash, but later heard the search helicopter.

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The Air Accident Investigation Unit said in a statement confirmed that they are also investigating the crash.

They said in a statement today: "Two Inspectors of Air Accidents have deployed and have commenced an Investigation at the scene.

"The aircraft was registered in the United Kingdom and was engaged on a local flight from Kilrush Airfield yesterday evening."

The deputy coroner for Kildare, Dr Loretta Nolan, from the Curragh, has also been called in.

Local gardaí said they were currently trying to contact members of the families of the dead men to tell them of the tragic news.

It is understood that the men had taken off from Athy on a leisure flight and the alarm was raised immediately after the pilot lost contact.

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