Father and son seriously injured after helicopter crash in Co Louth
The aircraft crash landed into a garden of a house in Carlingford about 5.15pm
The crash occurred in the Cooley Mountains, Co Louth, at a place known as Top Hill near Carlingford.
The emergency services are at the scene of a helicopter crash in which a father and son were injured on Sunday evening.
The aircraft crash landed in the garden of a house leaving the men on board in a serious condition.
The older man (70s) was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital, north Dublin, by an Irish Coastguard helicopter.
A Garda spokeswoman said the emergency services response operation was still underway this evening.
“Gardaí at Dundalk along with other emergency services attended the scene of a helicopter crash at Top Hill, Carlingford, Co Louth, this evening at approximately 5.15pm,” a Garda statement said.
“A helicopter crash landed in a garden at the foot of Top Hill. The pilot and passenger 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 Accident Investigation Unit had been notified and investigations were continuing.