Two injured in plane crash near Birr, Co Offaly

Thursday 13 June 2013 12.07
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Two men walked from the wreckage following the crash
Two men walked from the wreckage following the crash
It is the second plane crash in the area near Birr in the last eight months
It is the second plane crash in the area near Birr in the last eight months

Two men sustained minor injuries after a small plane crashed near Birr Airfield in Co Offaly.

It is understood the two men in their 50s and 60s walked from the wreckage and were treated for bruises and cuts.

They have been taken to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Tullamore, but their injuries are not said to be life-threatening.

It is the second plane crash in the area near Birr in the last eight months.

Before Christmas, two men died after their plane crashed near the airfield.