Light Aircraft crashed in Ballina, Mayo,1 man dead

Light Aircraft crashed in Ballina, Mayo,1 man dead. A 40-year man died when his Single seater light aircraft crashed outside Ballina, Mayo. The plane came down in a field at Breaffy, about three miles from Ballina at around 6.30 pm.

Emergency services rushed to the scene but were unable to save the pilot who was trapped in the cockpit of his damaged aircraft. Air navigation investigators are en route

The body remains at the scene and will be removed to Mayo General, Castlebar where a post mortem will take place in due course

It is understood the man who died is a native of the north Mayo area and is a regular flier.

The scene of the crash, just off the Ballina to Bonniconlon road, has been sealed off tonight pending the arrival of investigators from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU).

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