AAIB sending team to Belfast plane crash

AAIB sending team to Belfast plane crash

Yolanda Curtis
April 20, 2018

Two people are feared to have been killed, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

The plane, thought to be a Cessna, came down close to Nutts Corner roundabout and the Loanends Road at around 12.20pm on Thursday.

A light aircraft has crashed at Nutts Corner in Northern Ireland, not far outside of Belfast International Airport.

Emergency services - including three fire crews, three ambulance crews, a rapid response paramedic, the air ambulance, and police - were called to the area.

The ambulance service said no patients were taken from the scene, and the major incident was stood down at 12:49pm.

Air Accidents Investigation Branch officers have been sent to the scene.

Newtownards airport, where the Ulster Flying Club is based, said it would make no comment.

Family and friends arrive at the scene - Northern Ireland Fire Service is attending the scene of a light aircraft fire at Nutts Corner, County Antrim.

An airfield in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh, also said it was not involved in the flight.

"The aircraft was not operating into or out of the airport", the statement from the airport said. The BBC reported that there was a fire at the scene.

A spokesperson for Belfast Airport said that the Airport is fully operational and that the flight wasn't meant to land there.

"Thoughts and prayers with all those affected and directly working at the scene", she said.

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