The man who died when his plane crashed outside Ballina on Friday evening has been named locally as Michael McCarrick, from Belleek, Ballina.

Mr. McCarrick, who was in his late fifties, was killed instantly when his two-seater plane nosedived into a field at Breaffy, on the Bonninconlon side of Ballina.

A post-mortem on the deceased man is due to take place tomorrow.

The wreckage of the plane has been taken to Gormanstown, Co. Meath, for examination by technicians from the Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) who also visited the scene of the impact.

No funeral arrangements have yet been made for the deceased.

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