The scene near the crash site.
The bodies of a man and boy have been recovered from the wrecked fuselage of the aircraft which crashed in a bog near Edenderry.
2 people have died after a place crash in county Offaly. The bodies of the pilot and a 7 year old boy were tonight recovered from the fuselage of the plane in Clonbologue . Post-mortems will take place in Tullamore tomorrow . More at https://t.co/G4sKEHr3rA— Ciaran Mullooly (@ciaranmullooly) May 13, 2018
The remains were brought for a post-mortem to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore after emergency services worked for many hours to recover the bodies.
The man who died was a pilot was from the UK. The boy is understood to be the son of a Polish national who was one of 16 parachutists who had jumped from the Cessna Caravan aircraft a short time before it went down around 3pm Sunday.
The plane came down between Daingean and Edenderry after taking off from the Irish Parachute Club in Clonbullogue earlier Sunday afternoon.
The plane crashed on bogland soon afterwards near the Mountlucas windfarm.
Tonight on the 9 clock @rtenews Eye witness Jimmy Slattery tells @ciaranmullooly about the tragic movements of the Cessna aircraft that crashed in Offaly with a pilot and 7 year old boy on board pic.twitter.com/6vgCTwCthD— Ciaran Mullooly (@ciaranmullooly) May 13, 2018
Local man Jimmy Slattery was out for a walk and witnessed the crash. He thought it was a stunt but realised quickly something went wrong.
Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) investigators were on the scene.