Inquest into Wicklow air crash adjourned

 

An inquest into the deaths of a family and a teenager who died in a plane crash in the Wicklow mountains was opened and adjourned today.

Sharif Booz, his wife Margaret, their 14-year-old son Ayman and his friend Charlie Froud, also 14, all died when the light aircraft being piloted by Mr Booz crashed in the remote Wicklow mountains on October 25th.

The Piper PA-28 single engine plane was on its way from Gloucester to Co Kildare when it went missing around lunchtime.

Following a massive search operation, the wreckage of the aircraft was discovered by rescuers acting on information from a hill-walker in a remote region in the west of the county.

The Air Accident Investigation Unit is continuing its inquiries into what went wrong.

The inquest into their deaths was opened and adjourned to a date to be fixed at Flax Bourton’s Coroner’s Court in Bristol today.

Post-mortem examinations have revealed the four people died from multiple injuries.

It is understood the bodies are due to be brought back to Britain today.

PA