BREAKING: Two men killed in horror plane crash in Ireland

The pair, aged 70 and late 50s were fatally injured in the crash last night.

A police statement said the crash happened at Belan, Moone, Athy on Thursday evening.

“A search was carried out by gardaí and with the assistance of Irish Coast Guard helicopter rescue 116,” the statement said.

“The aircraft was located this morning Friday, 14th June, 2019 at 4.30am”.

The men were pronounced dead at the scene and their bodies were taken to Naas General Hospital.

“The Air Accident Investigation unit are currently at scene and the Irish Aviation Authority have been notified”, the Garda statement added.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit has confirmed an investigation has been launched.

A spokesman said: “The Air Accident Investigation Unit is responding to a light aircraft crash near Moon, Co Kildare.”

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