Eight passengers and a pilot died when their light aircraft crashed at Eastbourne on the south-east coast of England on 13 November, 1984.

Four of the passengers were Irish journalists who were taking part in a race to bring back the first Beaujolais Noveau wine from France. Amongst the group were Niall Hanley, editor of The Evening Herald, John Feeney, an Evening Herald Columnist, Kevin Marron, former editor of the Sunday World, and Tony Heneghan, columnist with The Irish Independent.

Vinnie Doyle of The Irish Independent pays tribute to his dead colleagues.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 14 November 1984. The reporter is Tom McCaughren.