The pilot was the only person in the plane

An examination will take place today at the scene of a light aircraft crash in County Mayo.

It happened just after 6 O' Clock yesterday evening.

A man in his fifties, the pilot, died after the plane came down in a field outside Ballina.

He was the only person in the aircraft at the time.

A team from the Air Accident Investigation Unit are expected at the scene between Ballina and Bonniconlon today.