Man killed in aircraft crash in Kilkenny
SEPARATE investigations have been launched into the tragic death of a man who was killed when his light aircraft crashed in county Kilkenny last night.
It is understand the man, who was in his 50s, was on his way to a family birthday party when the aircraft crashed near his home at Gowran Cross at around 9pm last night.
Gardaí from Kilkenny city and Thomastown, ambulances and fire units rushed to the scene, but the pilot was later pronounced dead.
The tragic incident is being investigated by gardai and the Air Accident Investigation Unit.
Gardaí this morning appealed to potential eyewitnesses to contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 777 5000.
More details to follow.