Light aircraft crash in County Offaly , 2 people dead

A man and a seven-year-old boy have died when a Light aircraft crash in a bog near Edenderry County Offaly

The bodies of the pilot and boy were recovered from the fuselage of the aircraft

The aircraft took off from Clonbullogue Airfield with 16 parachutists on board at around 2.30pm.

All 16 parachutists made their jump from the aircraft. However the aircraft crash shortly afterward.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit has started the investigation.

It is understood the pilot is from the UK, while the boy is the son of a member of the Parachute Club.

The plane was later located about 2km from the airfield crashed in bogland.

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