Man dies following Waterford plane crash

The light aircraft came down in a field near the N25 on the outskirts of Dungarvan at around 4:30pm today

Man dies following Waterford plane crash

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Updated 20:10

The pilot of a light aircraft which crashed in County Waterford this afternoon has died.

The plane came down in a field near the N25 on the outskirts of Dungarvan at around 4.30pm today.

The elderly man was the sole occupant of the aircraft.

Gardaí are at the scene and the Irish Coastguard Sikorsky helicopter, Rescue 117, was dispatched to the area.

The Air Accident Investigations Unit (AAIU) is expected to carry out a preliminary examination this evening and the scene is being preserved pending their arrival.

The main N25 Waterford to Dungarvan Road has been closed at the Pike and diversions are in place.

The road is expected to remain closed for a number of hours.

Gardai are appealing for witnesses or anyone who notice a low-flying aircraft in the Dungarvan area to contact them on 058 48600.