The 47-year-old English pilot who died in Sunday’s plane crash in Clonbologue, Co Offaly has been named as Neil Bowditch.
Pilot who died in Offaly plane crash named
Seven-year-old KacperKacprzak,the son of a man in west Dublinwho took part in the parachute jump minutes before the crash, also died in the incident - writes rte.ie.
An online fundraising campaign has raised over €17,000 for their families.
The GoFundMe page, set up yesterday by Allaiouti Hassan, asks people to help the families of Kacper and Mr Bowditch, who wasknown as Billy at the Irish Parachute Club.
"We are heartbroken by the loss of two cherished members of our family at the Irish Parachute Club, little Kacper, son of our dear friend and fellow skydiver Kris, and Billy, a true gentlemen and a thoughtful and great pilot," Mr Hassan said.
"This is a difficult time for us all. I know that our skydiving family and the wider community want to come together and do what we can to support the families affected by this tragic accident.
"Let's show these families what they mean to us all," he added.
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