Small aircraft in difficulty was actually model airplane that went on fire

Small aircraft in difficulty was actually model airplane that went on fire
South East Mountain Rescue at the scene with the model airplane in flight above. Photo: South East Mountain Rescue via Facebook

More than two dozen people took part in a search last night after a small aircraft was reported to be in difficulty in Waterford.

The search operation took place in the Comeragh Mountains, near Rathcormack from 8.45pm.

South East Mountain Rescue had received a report "of a what looked like a paraglider/light aircraft going down in the Lough Morha area".

Upon further investigation, the rescue team believed it was, in fact, a model airplane in flight.

The model went on fire and crashed. Nobody was injured.

The search was also assisted by the Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 117.

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