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English Piper crashes on Irish mountainside, four killed

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From BBC News:

"Four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a light aircraft that crashed on a mountainside in the Irish Republic, gardai have confirmed.

The plane is embedded in the ground and rescuers had to use cutting equipment to gain access.

The Piper PA-28 single engine plane took off from Gloucester on Saturday morning but failed to land at Kilrush in County Kildare at noon.

Airport officials said four people were on board the aircraft.

Gardai, the Irish Coastguard and Irish Aviation Authority, said the wreckage had been found near Corriebrock mountain."

More here.

Condolences to the families of those onboard. :sad:

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Condolences to the family also, but on a more serious note - is it not good airmanship to inform the local authorities when radar contact is lost and attempts to contact are lost? (Albeit dependant on Airspace)

Cheers, Theo.

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