Two people confirmed dead in Antrim plane crash 2 years ago

Two people confirmed dead in Antrim plane crash

The incident happened shortly before 12:30pm today.

The PSNI have confirmed that two people have been killed in the light aircraft crash which happened in County Antrim on Thursday afternoon.

The incident happened near Nutts Corner - two/three miles near the vicinity of Belfast Airport - where the aircraft landed and burst into flames.

In a statement, Superintendent Emma Bond said; “Emergency services received a report of a crash shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) will examine the scene to determine the cause of the crash.

“Cordons have been placed in the area surrounding the aircraft to maintain the integrity of the scene as the investigation continues. I would ask that the cordons are respected by all and directions from officers at the scene are heeded.

“We are not in a position to confirm the identity of the deceased at this time.

“We expect the scene to be held for some time as enquiries are carried out.”

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

Belfast International Airport has said it is operating as normal following the incident.

“The aircraft was not operating into or out of the airport,” the statement from the airport said.