Gardaí said last night that they would not be releasing the names of the victims until they were satisfied that all family members had been informed. But I knew it (the plane) was in the wrong area. "That roar will live with me for a while".
It crashed near the Irish Parachutists Club in County Offaly, Ireland.
Air crash investigators are surveying the scene of a fatal plane crash in Offaly to find out what happened.
Local Councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick of Fianna Fáil said he had been told the man was "was a very experienced pilot, about 45 or 46 years of age and he would have huge experience in flying that type of aircraft".
"People would be over there all the time, especially at weekends in the summer, a lot of people parachuting and a lot of fundraising jumpers", he said.
Local Councillor Martin O'Reilly of Sinn Féin said the community was shocked and saddened.
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