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.

This RTÉ News report on the day following the crash includes an interview with Vinnie Doyle of The Irish Independent who pays tribute to his dead colleagues. 

Tom McCaughren reports for RTÉ News on 14 November, 1984.