A garda spokesperson said: “Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the scene of a helicopter crash in Kilcullen, Co. Kildare this evening Sunday, 11 December 11, 2022.
“The light helicopter crashed in a field in the Kilcullen area. The scene is currently being held by gardaí. The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) has been notified.”
Meanwhile, the AAIU took to social media and said: “The AAIU has been notified of an occurrence involving a light helicopter approximately 6km south-east of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. Three inspectors of air accidents are deploying to the site to commence an investigation.”