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Nadia Breen

Newtownards Airport: PSNI confirm two deaths after aircraft crash

Police have confirmed that two people have died after an aircraft crash in Newtownards.

The incident happened on Tuesday night, July 19.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Police can confirm that two people have died following a crash involving a light aircraft at Newtownards Airport on Tuesday evening.

Read more: NI Ambulance Service statement after Co Down aircraft crash

"It was reported to police at 8.20pm that a light aircraft had crashed at the airport. Officers and other emergency services attended the scene.

"Sadly, two people were pronounced dead."

Police and emergency services attending Newtownards Airport in County Down, following a crash involving an aircraft. (PA Wire/PA Images)

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.

"No patients were taken from the scene."


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