The light aircraft came down in a field outside Ballina just after 6pm yesterday
A community in Mayo has been left shocked after the death of a local man in a plane crash.
The man, in his fifties was the only person in the light aircraft when it came down in a field outside Ballina.
It happened just after 6pm yesterday evening.
A team from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) are expected at the scene between Ballina and Bonniconlon today.
Local Councillor John O Hara said “the whole community is shocked” after the crash.
“It is a thing you don’t hear of,” he said.
“You hear of deaths but to hear of a death with a plane is something you don’t hear every day of the week.
“Everyone is in shock in the whole area.”
The scene has been sealed off and a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out on the man’s body later today.