Ireland’s worst air disaster occurred early this morning when a small two seater Cessna plane crashed into cemetry.
Officials say that the plane has lost navigational direction and tried to land in what was believed to be an open field.
Due to the fogs of early winter mists, it is believed that the pilots could not see the cemetry’s grave sites and attempted to land the plane. The speed of the Cessna at the time of impact is not known, but the impact area is spread over a large distance, indicating that the Cessna may not have known the distance from the ground at impact.
Paddy O’Reilly from Ireland’s Air Investigation Unit spoke with the media today and stated “resuce workers have been working for the past 4 hours and have recovered 1826 bodies so far. We expect that number to continue as the digging goes on into the night.”