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Belfast Live
Belfast Live
Orlaith Clinton

Newtownards Airport: No patients taken from scene of aircraft crash

Two people are believed to have died after an aircraft crash at a Co Down airport.

PSNI, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the NI Fire and Rescue Service were tasked to the scene at Newtownards Airport just before 8:30pm tonight.

A spokesperson for NIAS told Belfast Live: "The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service received a 999 call at 20:21 following reports of an incident on Portaferry Road, Newtownards. NIAS dispatched two Emergency crews, a doctor and an ambulance officer to the incident.

READ MORE: LIVE updates as emergency services attend aircraft crash in Co Down

"No patients were taken from the scene."

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service told Belfast Live that they were tasked to the scene at 8:20pm on Tuesday evening.

As the incident was ongoing, they added: "We have three pumping appliances at the scene tonight at Newtownards Airport."

Police said: "Police and other emergency services are currently in attendance at the scene of a crash involving a light aircraft at Newtownards airport. There are no further details."

Follow our live blog here for further updates on this developing incident.

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