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Father and son injured in Co Louth helicopter crash

A father and son were injured when their helicopter crash-landed in Co Louth
Deborah McAleese, Press Association

TWO men, believed to be a father and son, have been injured in a helicopter crash close to Carlingford in Co Louth.

One of the men, aged in his seventies, was airlifted by the Coastguard to Beaumont hospital in Dublin on Sunday night where his condition has been described as serious.

Another man, in his mid forties, was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

The helicopter crash-landed in a garden close to the men's home at around 5.15pm on Sunday.

A garda spokeswoman said: "Gardaí at Dundalk along with other emergency services attended the scene of a helicopter crash at Top Hill, Carlingford, Louth, this evening. A helicopter crash-landed in a garden at the foot of Top Hill.

"The pilot and passenger (both men, early seventies and mid forties) were removed from the scene.

"One man was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital and is in a serious condition and the second man was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

"The Air Navigation Investigation Unit have been notified. Investigations are continuing."

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