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Air accident investigators to probe Wicklow plane crash

Two people on board the plane escaped unharmed after it crashed near a private airfield yesterday evening.

A Cessna 150 aircraft (File photo)
A Cessna 150 aircraft (File photo)
Image: Wikimedia Commons

MEMBERS OF THE Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) are to investigate the crash of a small plane in Co Wicklow yesterday evening.

Two people were travelling in the two-seater, single engine Cessna 150 when it crashed on the southern boundary of Newcastle Airfield in Co Wicklow at around 7pm last night.

Neither of the two occupants were injured in the crash which is believed to have badly damaged the plane.

An investigator from the Department of Transport’s AAIU attended the scene of the crash last night and is returning this morning with a colleague to carry out a full investigation.

Newcastle Airfield is a private airfield with a 690 metre runway and is licensed by the Irish Aviation Authority.

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