Aviation regulator launches probe into drone used in Clonmel area after fatal crash

Authority says ‘disrespectful’ drone activity could have hindered emergency support and infringed on the privacy of the injured

Four young adults were killed in the tragedy. Picture: Rolling News

The Irish Aviation Authority has launched an investigation into the use of a drone near the site of a crash in Co Tipperary as first responders attended the scene.

The semi-state air space regulator said it infringed regulations aimed at protecting emergency response efforts.

Three 18-year-old Leaving Cert students – Zoey Coffey, Nicole Murphy and Grace McSweeney – and Ms McSweeney’s 24-year-old brother Luke died in Clonmel after the car they were travelling in overturned ...