It is believed that man was flying a flexwing microlight which comprises of a hang-glider type wing and single motor.
The Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) of the Department of Transport has been notified and is expected to send inspectors to the scene early on Monday. Gardaí have preserved the scene pending the arrival of the inspectors.
A Garda spokesperson confirmed: “Gardaí and emergency services are currently at the scene of an incident in Miltown Malbay, Co Clare that occurred this afternoon.
“A male was fatally injured when a motor propelled glider he was flying crashed. The body of the man remains at the scene. The scene is currently preserved and the Air Accident Investigation Unit has been notified.”