Investigation after claim a drogue hit building in Roscommon

The Irish Aviation Authority has confirmed it’s investigating a claim that a piece of survey equipment from a small plane struck a building in Co Roscommon early today.

Investigation after claim a drogue hit building in Roscommon

The Irish Aviation Authority has confirmed it’s investigating a claim that a piece of survey equipment from a small plane struck a building in Co Roscommon early today.

The IAA received a call from gardaí reporting that an object being towed by a low flying aircraft struck the farm building this morning.

While the IAA has confirmed they received a report and are investigating the claim, no apparent damage was found to have been caused to any building at the property.

The authority has confirmed that it received a report from gardaí about an aircraft towing a drogue allegedly striking a farm building.

It’s known that there were two small Cessna aircraft undertaking a survey in the area at the time.

The planes have been flying low over the landscape, about 90 metres (295 feet) above the ground, in recent months collecting information about the physical properties of soils and rocks underground.

The low level airborne and ground based survey is being carried out mostly in the Roscommon, Longford and Westmeath areas but also in adjacent areas of Mayo, Galway, Offaly, Kildare, and Meath.

"The event is being examined by the IAA to establish the full facts,” the IAA has said.

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