Man killed in Mayo single-seater plane crash

Aircraft came down in field near Ballina.

Sligo News File

A man believed to be a native of North Mayo was killed this evening when his light aircraft crashed near Ballina.

He was the pilot of a single-seater plane which came down in a field at Breaffy.

Units of the Mayo Fire Service were among emergency teams which rushed to the scene but were unable to save him.

An Air Accident Investigation Unit is on the way to the scene.

The deceased is understood to be in his 40s