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Irishman dies in Hawaii skydiving crash

The man is believed to be aircraft’s pilot.

The group was believed to have been part of a tour operated by SkyDive Kauai.
The group was believed to have been part of a tour operated by SkyDive Kauai.
Image: Facebook/HawaiiNewsNow

THE DEPARTMENT OF Foreign Affairs has confirmed that an Irish man was among five people who died when a skydiving plane crashed in Hawaii on Monday.

The man has been named locally as Tullamore native Damien Jimmy Horan and local media are reporting that he was the pilot of the aircraft.

The plane crashed at about 9.30am local time on the island of Kauai with the pilot, two skydive instructors and two tandem jumpers on board.

A spokesperson for the department has said that consular assistance is being provided to the family of the Irish man who died.

His family and friends have been posting messages of sympathy online since news of his passing reached home.

Hawaii News Now is reporting that the two tandem jumpers who died in the crash were brothers Marshall and Phillip Cabe from Oklahoma.


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