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‘Two dead’ as plane crashes near Belfast Airport

No patients have been taken from the scene after a light aircraft crashed near Belfast International Airport, emergency services have said.

"The major incident was stood down at 12:49," the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) added. Three ambulance crews and an air ambulance were deployed.

Q Radio said it had been told that two people died at the scene.

We are operating as normal following an incident involving a light aircraft at Loanends 2/3 mls from Airport. The aircraft was not operating into or out of the airport. All further media enquiries should be addressed to @PoliceServiceNI

— Belfast Airport (@belfastairport) April 19, 2018

The aircraft came down close to a wooded area shortly after midday on Thursday, two or three miles from the airport, which tweeted that it was running a normal service, and that the plane was not operating either to or from it.

"It crashed in the vicinity of Loanends," a spokeswoman said.

Earlier, the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) said it was "attending the scene of a light aircraft on fire near Nutts Corner, Crumlin", adding that three appliances had been sent.

Image:The plane came down two or three miles from Belfast International Airport. Pic: U105 Radio

Spokesmen confirmed that the flight was not connected to either of the two Belfast airports or to an airfield in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh.

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It is thought the aircraft may have taken off from Newtownards Airfield, where the Ulster Flying Club is based, but the airfield said it would make no comment.

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