Pilot dies after helicopter crash in Co Kildare

A body was removed from the wreckage of a helicopter crash in Co Kildare.

The helicopter crashed into a field in Brannockstown, about 5km south-east of Kilcullen, on Sunday evening.

Gardai and the emergency services responded to the incident and remained on the scene Monday morning while investigators conducted a technical investigation.

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Accident investigators at the scene of a helicopter crash near Kilcullen in Co Kildare, Ireland. The helicopter crashed into a field in Brannockstown, about 5km south-east of Kilcullen, on Sunday evening. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The body is understood to have been removed from the site by hearse on Monday morning.

Gardai said it would assist the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU), which is the lead agency in the investigation.

A Gardai spokesman said: “To Gardai’s understanding, there has been one confirmed fatality in this crash.

“After the completion of an investigation, a file is created for the coroner.”

This was announced by the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) on Sunday evening.

A post on Twitter said: “The AAIU has completed an initial investigation of the accident site in Brannockstown, Co. Kildare and will return in the morning to continue with its activities, including an ongoing site investigation, witness interviews and the recovery of the wreckage from the wreck investigation facility of the.” AAIU.”

Additional coverage from PA Media.

https://www.independent.ie/news/pilot-dies-following-helicopter-crash-in-co-kildare-42213383.html Pilot dies after helicopter crash in Co Kildare

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