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Man being treated in hospital after light aircraft crash in Co Leitrim

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene at around 9.30pm last night.

A MAN IS being treated in hospital after a light aircraft crash in Co Leitrim yesterday.

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene of the crash near Drumlish, close to the Longford-Leitrim border, at around 9.30pm last night.

The man was taken to Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar to be treated for his injuries.

A garda spokesperson said the scene was preserved pending an investigation by the Department of Transport’s Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU).

The Irish Aviation Authority has been notified.

A spokesperson from the Department of Transport told The Journal: “The AAIU was informed of an aircraft accident near Drumlish, Co. Longford on the evening of 6 June 2022.

“A team of three inspectors of air accidents deployed from Dublin and arrived on site at 9.25 hrs on 7 June 2022, to commence an investigation. The AAIU is now off-site at 13.55 hrs from Drumlish and aircraft wreckage has been recovered and will be brought to the wreckage examination facility at Gormanston, Co Meath.”

The spokesperson said any witnesses to the accident should contact the AAIU on 01-604 1292, or email

Any person who has any photographic or video imagery of the accident flight, or the accident itself, is also asked to contact the AAIU.

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