ENGLAND – The body of a man who died after a plane crashed in County Clare has been exhumed.
A forensic team from the University of Ulster has exhumied the remains of a 70-year-old man who was travelling in a plane at the time of the accident on Friday night.
A spokesperson for the Irish Examiner said the body of the man, who was from Ballinamore in County Armagh, was flown from Limerick to the University Hospital in Drogheda on Saturday morning.
The spokesman said the exhumation took place at a time when forensic examinations of the remains were continuing.
A large number of items were recovered from the crash site including the plane, a flight manual and other flight records.
The University of Limerick has confirmed it is working with the Republic of Ireland Police Service and the State Pathology Authority to identify the deceased.
The university said a post-mortem examination was scheduled for later this week.
Irish Examiner reporter Brian D’Arcy contributed to this report.