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Funerals for plane crash family

31 October 08 14:25 GMT

The funerals of three family members killed in a light aircraft crash in the Irish Republic have taken place.

Sharif Booz, his wife Margaret and their 14-year-old son Ayman died in the accident over the weekend.

The burials took place close to their home in Almondsbury, near Bristol, and a mass was held later at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Patchway.

Ayman's friend Charlie Froud, 14, was also killed when the plane, flown by Mr Booz, came down in County Wicklow.

At the gates of Almondsbury cemetery the Imman blessed the coffins before the burial. Afterwards a requiem mass was held.

The wreckage of the single-engine Piper PA-28 aircraft was discovered near Corriebrock mountain, in the west of the county, on Sunday morning.

It had left Gloucestershire Airport for Kilrush Airfield in County Kildare the day before.

An investigation is taking place to find out what caused the crash.

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