Boy Killed In Skydive Plane Crash Lived In Dublin

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Boy Killed In Skydive Plane Crash Lived In Dublin


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It's emerged a 7-year-old boy who died in a plane crash in Offaly yesterday was living in Dublin.

His dad - who's originally from Poland - safely jumped out of the plane moments before in a planned skydive.

The pilot also died when the light aircraft came down in a bog just outside Edenderry. Eyewitnesses say the plane nose-dived like a torpedo crashing up to 15 feet into the bog. 

The tragedy struck just minutes after 16 people jumped out of the single engine aircraft during a scheduled parachute jump.

 It’s understood the pilot was a UK national with extensive flying experience while the 7 year olds father was one of the parachute jumpers – the family are Polish but living in Dublin. 

In a statement the Irish Parachute Club has thanked the emergency services and air accident investigators at what it describes as a very difficult time.

It says its thoughts and prayers are with those affected.


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