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Ulster Flying Club issue statement as police confirm two people died in tragic aircraft crash

Police have confirmed that two people died following a crash involving a light aircraft at Newtownards Airport on Tuesday evening.

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 Ulster Flying Club issued a statement on Wednesday:

“On behalf of the Chairman, Directors, members and staff of the Ulster Flying Club, it is with great sadness and regret that we must share the tragic news that two of our club members lost their lives in the aircraft crash that took place at our airfield in Newtownards last night, the 19 July, at approx. 20:20.

“The incident is being investigated now by specialist investigators from the PSNI and the Air Accident Investigation Branch of the CAA. Whilst those investigations are ongoing, we can release no further information or details.

“For further information, please contact the PSNI.

“Our thoughts at this most terrible time are with the families and friends of the two people involved.”


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