A light aircraft has crashed near Belfast International Airport 2 years ago

A light aircraft has crashed near Belfast International Airport

UPDATED 18:39

The PSNI has said that two people have died following a light aircraft crash in the vicinity of Nutts Corner, Co Antrim earlier today.

 "Police can confirm that two people have died following a light aircraft crash near Nutts Corner, Crumlin this afternoon".

The statement reads as follows:

"Emergency services received a report of a crash shortly after 12.30pm.

"The Air Accidents Investigation Branch 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".

According to reports, a light aircraft has crashed near Belfast International Airport.

The crash is believed to have happened a few miles outside the airport, at Nutts Corner.

Emergency services, including ambulance crews and the fire services, are at the scene.

According to a spokesperson for the airport, the aircraft was not destined to land there and the airport is "fully operational".

A statement from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said that this is "an ongoing incident and no further information is available at this time".

The PSNI said:

"Police and other emergency services are currently in attendance at the scene of a light aircraft crash in the vicinity of Nutts Corner, Crumlin. There are no further details at this stage".