Two people have been killed after a light aircraft crashed at Newtownards Airport in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Eyewitnesses watched on as they saw thick plumes of black smoke billowing from the scene of the crash which took place at approximately 8.20pm last night. Two people have been confirmed dead in the accident that reportedly involved a light aircraft.
One witness said at the time of the incident: "The smoke is now gone. There are four of five fire engines from Newtonards and Bangor, two police cars, and two ambulances have arrived. "Large plumes of black smoke could be seen over the terminal building."
Local police cordoned off the entire area and confirmed this morning that tragically two people had been killed in the incident. A spokesperson for PSNI 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."