General Aviation

Published on October 8th, 2019 | by Mark Dwyer


Aircraft Accident in Wexford

It’s with great sadness that we learned of the fatal aircraft accident in Wexford on Sunday evening that claimed the lives of both men onboard. Peter Tawse and John Finnan were well known in the Irish flying community and were both very experienced. Peter was a valued contributor to Flying In Ireland Magazine over the years and wrote several articles about flight instruction and flight safety for the printed version of the magazine.

From the team at Flying In Ireland we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families and friends of both men.

Funeral details for Peter (here) and John (here).

About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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