Updated: 15/05/18 : 07:28:39
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Boy (7) who died in Offaly plane crash named

Air accident officials have begun to move parts of the light aircraft that crashed in Co Offaly yesterday evening, claiming the lives of the pilot and a seven-year-old boy.

RTÉ reports that the boy has been named as Casper Kacprzak, the son of a Polish national living in west Dublin.

His father was one of 16 parachutists who jumped from the plane earlier during a scheduled jump.

Relatives of the 47-year-old English pilot who also died in the crash will arrive in Ireland tomorrow before gardaí release his name.

Parts of the Cessna aircraft have been moved to a local warehouse to allow for a forensic examination.

Officials from the Air Accident Investigation Unit are continuing to examine the crash scene.

Gardaí have called in Bord na Móna with large track machinery to assist them in their investigation.

It is believed that part of the plane may be more than four metres under the surface of the bog.

Last night, the remains of the two were taken from the plane's wreckage in the bog after a six-hour recovery operation.

Post-mortem examinations are due to take place at the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore.

The pilot was recognised as a vastly experienced flying instructor.