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IrelandNo distress signal sent from light aircraft which crashed in Kildare killing two men

22:30  15 june  2019
22:30  15 june  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Latest: No distress signal was sent from the aircraft which crashed in Co Kildare yesterday evening. The aircraft has been removed from the scene after an initial investigation by the Two men , one aged 70 and the other in his 50s, were killed when their light aircraft crashed in Belan near Athy.

A light aircraft which crashed in Co Kildare , killing two men , appears to have broken in two on impact in a field at Belan, southwest of Moone. The plane, a BRM Aero Bristell NG5, had taken off on a training flight from Kilrush Airfield on Thursday with two men on board, one aged in his 70s and one

No distress signal sent from light aircraft which crashed in Kildare killing two men © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

No distress signal was sent from an aircraft which crashed in Kildare killing the two occupants. An investigation has been launched following the deaths of the two men in the air crash in Moone.

The men — one aged 70 and the other in his 50s — were pronounced dead at the scene, just 15km from where the plane took off in Kilrush. The bodies of the victims were taken to Naas General Hospital.

The aircraft has been removed from the scene after an initial investigation by the Air Accident Investigation Unit.

No distress signal sent from light aircraft which crashed in Kildare killing two men © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Gardai were alerted at 7.30pm on Thursday evening that the men were missing but the pilot had made no distress call before the crash. Gardai in Kildare were later alerted at 1am on Friday that a light aircraft with two people on board had failed to return to Kilrush airstrip.

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

Air accident investigators have removed the wreckage of a light aircraft that crashed in Co Kildare killing two men . It happened at Belan, near Athy The victims, one aged 70 and the other in his late 50s, were travelling in a BRM NG5 - a two-seater aircraft . The wreckage of the plane was found in a

Air accident investigators have removed the wreckage of a light aircraft that crashed in Co Kildare killing two men . It happened at Belan, near Athy The victims, one aged 70 and the other in his late 50s, were travelling in a BRM NG5 - a two-seater aircraft . The wreckage of the plane was found in a

They made contact with air traffic control and the plane’s last location was briefly recorded at 7.20pm on Thursday. The plane was then located by the Coastguard’s Rescue 116 helicopter. The Air Accident Investigation Unit carried out an initial examination of the aircraft at the crash scene.

Lead Investigator Howard Hughes said: ‘Indications are there was no communication from the aircraft nor would the pilot have been obliged to have done so. Kilrush Airfield is located in air space where they do not have to make radio contact with any of the major air traffic control units around Ireland.

No distress signal sent from light aircraft which crashed in Kildare killing two men © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ‘So, our understanding at this stage is that there was no communication.’ No one was available for comment from the airfield yesterday. One of the men killed is believed to be from Dundrum, south Dublin, and the other from Kildare. Their identities will not be released until members of their families have been informed of the tragedy.

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

Two men have been killed after their light aircraft crashed near Athy in Co Kildare . The crash occurred at Belan, Moone, yesterday evening. A search was carried out of the area by gardaí with the assistance of the Irish Coast Guard Rescue 116 helicopter and the plane was found at around 4.30am

It said the two men one aged 70 and the other in his late 50s were fatally injured in the crash and their bodies were taken to the mortuary in Naas General Hospital. “The Air Accident Investigation unit are currently at scene and the Irish Aviation Authority have been notified”, the Garda statement added.

Gardai said in a statement: ‘A search was carried out by gardai and with the assistance of Irish Coast Guard. The aircraft was located [yesterday] at 4.30am.

‘The Air Accident Investigation Unit are at scene and the Irish Aviation Authority have been notified.’ Air Accident Investigation Unit chief inspector Jurgen White plans to deliver a preliminary report within 30 days of the accident.

No distress signal sent from light aircraft which crashed in Kildare killing two men © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The aircraft was on a training flight when the accident occurred, according to Mr White. He said he will keep an open mind as to the cause of the accident and said the investigation would be ‘meticulous’.

‘I hope to have a preliminary report within 30 days,’ he added.

The AAIU said the aircraft was registered in the UK and ‘was engaged on a local flight from Kilrush Airfield’ when the crash occurred.

Wreckage of the red-and-white-coloured aircraft was removed yesterday and will be subjected to forensic examination to discover what happened.

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A light aircraft which crashed in Co Kildare with the loss of two lives appeared to have broken in two on impact in a field at Belan, southwest of Moone, on He said Garda family liaison officers in Dublin and Co Kildare were assisting the families. Howard Hughes of the Air Accident Investigation Unit said

TWO MEN HAVE been killed after a light aircraft crashed in Co Kildare . The crash occurred at Belan, Moone, Athy, Co Kildare yesterday evening, gardaí confirmed this morning in a statement. A search was carried out by Gardaí and with the assistance of Irish Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 116

‘Two inspectors of air accidents have deployed and have commenced an investigation at the scene,’ the AAIU said.

No distress signal sent from light aircraft which crashed in Kildare killing two men © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland body discovered in Co Clare The Department of Transport’s Air Accident Investigation Unit confirmed that the plane, a BRM Aero Bristell NG5, had taken off on a training flight from Kilrush Airfield.

Superintendent Martin Walker said that a concerned member of the public notified gardai once the aircraft had failed to return to the airfield. ‘They had departed from the area of Kilrush airstrip. Obviously, at that stage, we had concerns for the occupants of what was described as a BRM Aero Bristell NG 5 aircraft.

‘So we commenced a search and we also engaged the services of search and rescue helicopter,’ he told KFM.

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