Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Advertisement

Two men killed in small aircraft crash in Wexford

The incident was reported by a hillwalker just before 3pm today.

Blackstairs mountains
Blackstairs mountains
Image: Google maps

A SMALL AIRCRAFT has crashed in a mountainous area in County Wexford, leaving two men dead.

Gardaí confirmed that a light aircraft crashed in the Blackstairs commons area near Enniscorthy.

Two men, one in his 50s and the other in his 60s, were both confirmed deceased at the scene.

The incident was reported by a hillwalker at 2.40pm today.

Search and rescue services were deployed to the area of the crash which is believed to be difficult to access.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit of the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport is investigating the incident.

Making a difference

A mix of advertising and supporting contributions helps keep paywalls away from valuable information like this article.

Over 5,000 readers like you have already stepped up and support us with a monthly payment or a once-off donation.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can make sure we can keep reliable, meaningful news open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

First published 17.40pm

Read next:

COMMENTS (37)