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RIP Irish pilot Ambrose Blaine dies in Mexico motorcycle crash

The pilot, along with three other Irishmen, was visiting Mexico as part of an annual biking trip across the Pan-American Highway.

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An Irish pilot has died following a motorcycle accident in Mexico.

Ambrose Blaine, from Killala in Co. Mayo, died in a collision at a crossroads in Ciudad Constitución in the Mexican state of Baja California on Tuesday morning just before 7.30am.

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

The pilot, along with three other Irishmen, was visiting Mexico as part of an annual biking trip across the Pan-American Highway.

They left Ireland on November 6th and began their expedition in Argentina, planning to enter the United States next month.

None of Blaine’s fellow bikers were injured in the accident, which is currently being investigated by Mexican police.

John O’Kelly, who was travelling with Blaine at the time, told The Irish Times he was devastated by what had happened.

“Ambrose is a great man. He is full of fun and laughter and is very popular in all walks of life, especially in the aviation industry. We are all just devastated and thinking of his family,” O’Kelly said.

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