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RIP Pilot Ambrose Blaine who died in Mexico bike crash to be laid to rest in Mayo

His funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 11am in St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina, Co. Mayo and will be streamed online.

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Ambrose Blaine

Ambrose Blaine

Ambrose Blaine

The Irish pilot who tragically died in a motorbike accident in Mexico will be laid to rest on Wednesday.

Ambrose Blaine (55), from Killala in Co. Mayo, died following a collision while he was biking across the Pan-American Highway with a group of friends on November 15th.

The married father-of-three, who worked as a pilot and a consultant for Turkish Airlines, was riding a motorcycle during the accident and is believed to have suffered “serious injuries” before passing away.

Mr Blaine's remains are due to arrive in Dublin Airport on one of Turkish Airlines’ Airbus 330 aircrafts - his favourite aircraft to fly during his career - this morning at 9.30am.

His funeral will take place on Wednesday morning at 11am in St Muredach’s Cathedral, Ballina, Co. Mayo and will be streamed online.

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Ambrose Blaine

Ambrose Blaine

Ambrose Blaine

A notice on RIP.ie reads: “The death has occurred of Ambrose Blaine of Malahide, Dublin and Istanbul, Turkey and formerly Rusheens, Killala, Co. Mayo.

“Following an accident in La Paz, Mexico. Ambrose, predeceased by his father Ambrose (Snr) & brother Alan. Beloved husband of Anne and loving father of Aoibhín, Niamh and Anna Rose.

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Ambrose Blaine with friends

Ambrose Blaine with friends

Ambrose Blaine with friends

“Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife, daughters, grandson Cillian, mother Philomena, brothers James, Declan & Brendan, sisters Mary & Fiona, mother-in-law Nancy, father-in-law John, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, friends & all his aviation colleagues around the world.

“Reposing at McGowan's Funeral Home, Ballina, on Tuesday evening from 3:30pm until 5pm.

"Funeral will arrive to St Muredach's Cathedral, Ballina on Wednesday morning for 11am requiem Mass with funeral proceeding to Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin, arriving for 3.45pm.”

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