Investigation underway after man dies in light aircraft crash in Mayo

An investigation is underway after a man died in a light aircraft crash in Co Mayo yesterday.

The scene of the crash, between Ballina and Bonniconlon, has been sealed off to allow examination by a team from the Air Accident Investigation Unit.

The plane came down just after 6pm in a field and the pilot, a local man in his fifties, was the sole occupant of the aircraft.

It is understood that the victim is a local man who is married with children.

A post-mortem examination is being carried out on the body later today.

- Digital Desk

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