I’ve been contacted by people in the Bohey area of south Leitrim, which is close to Drumlish town in Co Longford. They are very anxious that your readers should know of this really annoying, serious incident which happened on Tuesday, 22 May 2012, between 3 and 3.30 pm.
A plane came flying very low over Bohey - “just over the roof tops” according to one local person who saw it. I gather it was flying southwards, on past Drumlish. A well-known farmer, called tommy, has land rented opposite the entrance to Currabaun Lane, near Davis’s Slaughterhouse, on the Co Leitrim side of Drumlish.
The plane flew so low and made such noise that it frightened all seven of his cattle in the field close to the Mohill to the Drumlish Road. The others were obviously very frightened.
All the local people believe it was an Air Corps plane that was out flying low over the bogs to check if turf cutting was going on.
The big question Tommy and his neighbours want answered is “If some of his cattle had been killed or if they had jumped in the way of a car causing a very serious accident, who was going to be responsible”?
I’ve asked Luke Flanagan TD to check with the Air Corps to see if they have a record of their plane being in that area at that time.