Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland plane crash victims Bob Farmbrough and Bryan Greenwood to be laid to rest

Bob Farmbrough
Bob Farmbrough
Bryan Greenwood
Claire Williamson

By Claire Williamson

A celebration of life will take place on Monday for a pilot who died in a light aircraft crash in Co Antrim.

Experienced pilot Bob Farmbrough (77) was at the controls of the small plane which came down last Thursday near rural Ballyhill Lane outside Crumlin.

The Cessna 152, which is understood to have been rented from the Ulster Flying Club in Newtownards, crashed between Nutts Corner and Loanends.

Mr Farmbrough was described as "the best friend and colleague anyone could wish for".

Bryan Greenwood from Larne, who ran his own aerial photography business, was also killed in the crash on April 19.

The celebration for Mr Farmbrough's life will take place on Monday, April 30, at 2pm in Mulholland's Funeral Home Carrickfergus, followed by private cremation.

His death notice said he was the much-loved husband of Pam and father of Stephanie, Anya, Peter and Andrew.

Mr Farmbrough was originally from England and the retired commercial pilot had more than 40 years' experience. He moved to Northern Ireland to begin working for Inter European Airways in 1988.

He stayed with the company when it was taken over by Airtours International Airways, and left in 2000 to join British Regional Airlines. He retired in 2002.

John Ward, a retired pilot and friend, who had worked with Mr Farmbrough said that "from an ability point of view, he was the very last person you would have thought this would happen to".

Emergency services at the scene after light aircraft crash. Pic Pacemaker
Emergency services at the scene after light aircraft crash. Pic Pacemaker
Plane crash scene

Meanwhile the funeral of Mr Greenwood will take place on Saturday at 11am in Craigyhill Presbyterian Church before he is laid to rest in Larne Cemetery.

The father-of-two is survived by his mother Iris and three siblings.

An investigation into the crash is continuing.

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