Lucky escape in crash landing in County Meath

Two people had a very lucky escape today when their light-aircraft crash-landed near the town of Trim in County Meath this afternoon.The engine of the plane (a Piper PA 28) stalled after takeoff, just after 2pm.

The pilot carried out a forced landing in a nearby field and both occupants were able to walk away from the aircraft.

They were taken to hospital in Navan for observation; however, they are not believed to have suffered any serious injuries according to a hospital spokesperson.

Two inspectors from the National Air Accident Investigation Unit are at the scene and have begun a preliminary investigation in to incident.

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