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Man (70s) in serious condition as investigation into helicopter crash continues

The helicopter crash landed at 5.15pm yesterday evening.

AN INVESTIGATION WILL continue into a helicopter crash in Co Louth last night.

The helicopter crash landed into trees outside an unoccupied house near Carlingford at 5.15pm yesterday evening.

The crash left a man in his 70s in a serious condition in Beaumont Hospital. His son, in his 40s, remains in hospital in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

The wreckage of the helicopter will be taken to an air accident investigation facility in Meath later.

A Garda spokesperson yesterday said:

“Gardaí at Dundalk along with other emergency services attended the scene of a helicopter crash at Top Hill, Carlingford, Louth this evening A helicopter crash landed in a garden at the foot of Top Hill.

“The pilot and passenger (both men, early 70s and mid 40s) were removed from the scene.”

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The scene was attended by the Rescue 116 Coast Guard helicopter as well as members of Greenore Coast Guard, local fire and ambulance services and gardaí.

Read: Two men injured after helicopter crashes in Louth garden

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