THE man and child were in a light aircraft before they crashed in County Offaly.
The pilot of the aircraft along with a young boy believed to be 7 years old was found seriously injured after a crash and tragically, have not recovered from their injuries.
The aircraft had left Clonbullogue Airfield on Sunday afternoon, carrying 16 parachutists who were making the jump from the plane to land.
All 16 parachutists onboard successfully made their exit from the plane but eyewitnesses on the ground saw the plane go down.
The crashed aircraft was found approximately 2 kilometres from the Clonbullogue Airfield they had departed from earlier.
According to RTÉ, the remains of both the pilot and boy were recovered from the plane's wreckage and a Garda inquiry into the incident was launched to determine what happened.
The remains of both of the deceased were brought to Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore, Offaly pending post-mortem examinations for both the pilot and boy.