15/05/2018

Two People Killed In Offaly Plane Crash Named

Two people killed in a plane crash in Co Offaly have been named as pilot Niall Bowditch and seven year old Kacper Kacprzak.

Mr Bowditch was believed to be in his 40s, and from Staffordshire, England.

It is thought Kacper was the son of a Polish national living in Dublin.
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The plane took off from Clonbullogue Airfield on Sunday, 13 May. It crashed into bogland after all 16 parachutists jumped off.

Officials from the Ireland's Air Accident Investigation Unit are continuing to examine the crash scene.

(CM)

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