Four per­ish as air­plane plum­mets into bog

Bray People - - Front Page -

A PROM­I­NENT busi­ness­man, his wife, son and a teenage friend were killed when their sin­gle-en­gined air­caft crashed into a bog in the Wick­low Moun­tains at the week­end.

Sharif Booz, his Ir­ish-born wife Mar­garet, their 14-year old son Ay­man and his friend, Char­lie Froud, were the only oc­cu­pants of the air­craft.

Gar­daí were alerted about the miss­ing air­craft on Satur­day evening and once the news broke they re­ceived a num­ber of calls, in­clud­ing one from a hillwalker, who heard what he thought was an air­craft in dif­fi­culty in an area south of Hol­ly­wood ear­lier in the day.

At 9.30 a.m. on Sun­day, mem­bers of a rapid re­sponse moun­tain res­cue unit lo­cated the miss­ing air­craft, par­tially em­bed­ded in a peat bog at Cor­riebracks near Hol­ly­wood. There were no sur­vivors.


An Army Air Corps he­li­copter re­moves the plane wreck­age from a bog in the Wick­low moun­tains on Mon­day af­ter­noon.

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