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19th Apr 2018

Plane crashes near Belfast Airport with emergency services at the scene

The latest from Belfast

Paul Moore

The latest from Belfast

A light aircraft has crashed near Nutts Corner – 2/3 miles near the vicinity of Belfast Airport – and burst into flames. UTV reporter Judith Hill is at the scene and said that, “Emergency services are here, air ambulance has just flown away.”

Three ambulance crews, a rapid response paramedic and the air ambulance were present at the site of the crash.

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it received a call just before 12.30pm on Thursday.

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

The incident is ongoing and the PSNI released the following statement…