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A small plane has crashed on the approach to Waterford Airport

Emergency services are at the scene of a light aircraft crash in Waterford.

It happened shortly before midday in a field on the approach to Waterford Airport at Ballygarran

The trainee pilot noticed a problem with the plane shortly after take-off and turned around to return to the Airport.

He was being instructed from the ground.

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The pilot tried to land on a strip of land parallel to the airport however the plane clipped a branch or tree on the way down and flipped.

The pilot was uninjured and walked away from the incident.

The scene has been preserved by Gardai ahead of the arrival of Air Accident Investigators and the Health and Safety Authority has been informed.

A resident nearby told WLR News that they heard the plane overhead just before 12 midday and said that it appeared to lose power.

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Emergency services are at the scene of a light aircraft crash in Waterford.

It happened just before midday in a field on the approach to Waterford Airport at Ballygarran

The trainee pilot noticed a problem with the plane shortly after takeoff and turned around to return to the Airport.

He tried to land on a strip of land parallel to the airport however the plane clipped a branch on the way down and flipped.

The pilot was uninjured and walked away from the incident.

Posted by WLR FM on Monday, March 11, 2019

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