Aircraft Crashes Near Mullinahone

Mullinahone Aircrash

News is just breaking that a blue two-seater UK-registered aircraft has crashed, shortly before 11.30 today, in the area of Ballyduggan close to Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary’s on the border with neighbouring County Kilkenny.

The aircraft believed to be a two-seater Pegasus Quantum flexwing microlight, is understood to have taken off from Kilkenny earlier this morning on a training flight.

Reports state that one male, aged in his middle forties, has been removed from the scene, by Coast Guard rescue helicopter, and taken to Waterford Regional Hospital, where he is reported to be in a serious condition.

The light planes pilot, understood to be aged also in his forties, was removed by ground ambulance to hospital, having sustained minor lower body and leg injuries.

Gardai have sealed off the crash site for examination and a Department of Transport air accident investigation team has now been notified to attend, and to investigate the cause of this crash.


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