Updated 07/10/2019 at 20:13.
Reports surfaced on Sunday evening that two people have died following a plane crash in Wexford…
RTÉ have reported two people have died following an incident that occurred near Duncormick, Wexford at approximately 5:50pm this evening, Sunday October 6th.
Gardaí arrived quickly to the scene and have confirmed the tragic news.
Gardaí requested the assistance of the Irish Coastguard, while rescue helicopter R117 was tasked to check for wreckage near the site and off the coast.
The Air Accident Investigation unit are travelling to the scene and the Irish Aviation Authority have been notified.
The two men that tragically lost their lives in the Wexford plane crash have been named. Peter Tawse, aged 61, and John Finnan, aged 58, were the unfortunate passengers of the plane. Mr Finnan’s remains will be reposing at Rigney’s Funeral Home, Athy from 4pm Tuesday with prayers at 6pm. Removal will take place at 6.30pm on Tuesday evening to arrive at St Michael’s Parish Church, Athy for 7pm.”
Since the incident, Wexford County Council have released a statement:
“Wexford County Council despatched a number of roads staff to the site where they provided assistance to the Gardaí in securing the area and erecting tower lighting. A number of roads were closed and diversions put in place, with roads staff attending these closures overnight and throughout today, pending the completion of an air accident investigation.
“Wexford County Council has learned that sadly, both occupants of the aircraft have been pronounced dead. The Council’s offers its sincere sympathy to the families and friends of the deceased following this tragic incident.”