Four people hospitalised as light aircraft crash lands on Wexford beach

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Four People Hospitalised As Light Aircraft Crash Lands On Wexford Beach
A light aircraft has crash landed on a beach in Co Wexford. 
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James Cox

A light aircraft has crash landed on a beach in Co Wexford.

Four people were hospitalised after the plane crashed on Carnsore Point at approximately 5.20pm.

Two men, aged in their 20s and 50s, and two women, both aged in their 30s, are being treated for non life-threatening injuries.

The Dublin and Waterford based Coast Guard helicopters R117 and R116 were tasked to the scene, as well as the Carnsore/Rosslare Coast Guard unit and the Dunmore East Lifeboat in conjunction with the other emergency services.

Gardaí also attended the scene.

The scene is currently preserved while the Air Accident Investigation Unit and the Irish Aviation Authority have been notified.

“An investigation into the circumstances of the crash is underway,” said a Garda spokesperson.

The Irish Coast Guard said: “Shortly afterwards it was confirmed that the aircraft conducted an emergency landing on The Burrow Beach, 2 miles west of Carnsore Point.

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“The four casualties were assisted on scene and two were transported to hospital by Coast Guard helicopters and two by HSE ambulance.

“The incident is under investigation by the Air Accident Investigation Unit.”

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