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Two men injured in helicopter crash in County Louth

Two men have been injured in a helicopter crash close to Carlingford in County Louth.

One of the men, aged in his 70s, was airlifted to Beaumont hospital in Dublin where his condition has been described as serious.

Another man, in his mid 40s, was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda.

The helicopter crash-landed in a garden at around 5.15pm.

A garda spokeswoman said: "Gardai at Dundalk along with other emergency services attended the scene of a helicopter crash at Top Hill, Carlingford, Louth, this evening A helicopter crash-landed in a garden at the foot of Top Hill.

"The pilot and passenger (both men, early 70s and mid 40s) were removed from the scene.

"One man was airlifted to Beaumont Hospital and is in a serious condition and the second man was taken to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda.

"The Air Navigation Investigation Unit have been notified. Investigations are continuing."

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