Flying instructor and student pilot killed in light aircraft crash

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  • The two men were found dead at the scene in a wood near an airfield
  • The circumstances of the accident are being investigated

By Sarah Johnson

PUBLISHED: 12:06 EST, 12 November 2012 | UPDATED: 12:09 EST, 12 November 2012

Two people were killed after the light aircraft they were flying in crashed in a wood less than two miles from an airfield.

The men were found dead at the scene where the plane went down in County Offaly in Ireland.

The two victims, an instructor in his thirties and a young trainee in his twenties, had taken off at Birr Airfield and were headed south.

Tragic: Pictured is the light aircraft that crashed killing two men

Tragic: Pictured is the light aircraft that crashed killing two men

The Irish Aviation Authority confirmed the plane lost contact with Air Traffic Control in Shannon yesterday afternoon at around 4.50pm.

A spokesman said: 'The aircraft dropped off screen and the controllers alerted the emergency services and Gardai'.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) of the Department of Transport was then notified.

Garda Air Support and emergency services launched a search at around 6.30pm and discovered the Cessna Light Training Aircraft not far from the airfield.

An instructor and a young trainee pilot were pronounced dead at the scene when the Cessna 150H they were flying crashed in a wood less than two miles from an airfield

An instructor and a young trainee pilot were pronounced dead at the scene when the Cessna 150H they were flying crashed in a wood less than two miles from an airfield

Emergency services started searching for the aircraft a couple of hours after Air Traffic Control lost contact with the plane

Emergency services started searching for the aircraft a couple of hours after Air Traffic Control lost contact with the plane

It is understood both men were members of the Ormond Flying Club, based in Birr.

Local sources have suggested the student pilot was at an advanced level and may have been on track to gaining his commercial licence.

The AAIU and Gardai are now investigating the circumstances of the accident.


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