Plane crash pilot Peter funeral in Adamstown

PETER TAWES

The funeral service of Peter Tawse, (61), from Bushpark, Old Ross, Newbawn, the instructor pilot of a light aircraft that crashed near Duncormick last Sunday evening, will take place in St. Abban’s Church, Adamstown, on Friday at 12 noon.

Peter Tawse and his passenger, John Finnan, (56), from Naas, Co. Kildare, were both killed instantly when their Rollason Condor aircraft experienced catastrophic mid-flight complications and crashed to the ground shortly after take-off from the Irish Light Aviation Society (ILAS) airfield at Ardinagh, Taghmon, at around 5.45 pm last Sunday evening.

Peter is beloved husband of Kay, son of Margaret and the late Andrew and brother of Liz, John, Lucy and Emi. Sadly missed by his loving family brothers in law Julian, Doug, Niall, Michael, Ned, John and Francis, sisters in law Silvia, Statia, Mary, Anne, Helen and Mary J, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, extended family and friends. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired to the RNLI.

John Finnan, who worked for Teagasc in Carlow, was laid to rest in St Michael’s New Cemetery, Athy, Co. Kildare, following Requiem Mass in St Michael’s Parish Church on Wednesday. Both men were active and enthusiastic members of Wexford Flying Club. R.I.P.

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