ABOVE: An Antonov AN-12 aircraft
There have been reports of 'one of the noisiest' planes in the world passing over north Kildare areas at night.
The Russian-made Antonov AN-12 uses a westward flight path through the skies above the Celbridge and Maynooth areas when carrying cargo to Shannon Airport.
A reader said: "People in North Kildare may have been disturbed late last night by a very loud aircraft noise - a heavy droning sound heard around midnight on Saturday last, which persisted for some time.
"This was an overflight by a large cargo plane called the Antonov AN-12.
"This is a plane built in the Soviet era, which has the distinction of being one of the noisiest aircraft in the world.
"The flight was from Bratislava to Shannon, as tracked by www.flightradar24.com."
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