Newtownards airport: two deaths confirmed after light aircraft crash

Police have confirmed two people have died following an aircraft crash at Newtownards airport.

The incident involving a light aircraft at Newtownards Airport happened on Tuesday evening (July 19).

A PSNI spokesperson said: “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.”

The scene of a light aircraft crash in Newtownards airfield where two people have died. Picture: Pacemaker

Emergency services had rushed to the airfield on Portaferry Road following a 999 call at 8.21pm on Tuesday.

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended, and said no patients were taken from the scene on the in the town.

Emergency services at the scene of a light aircraft crash in Newtownards airfield on Tuesday evening. Picture: Pacemaker