Two dead in County Antrim light aircraft crash

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Air Ambulance have also been called to the scene.

Emergency services at the scene after a light aircraft came down at Nutts Corner.

Officials said a normal service was being run and its operations had not been affected.

The ambulance service said no patients were taken from the scene, and the major incident was stood down at 12:49pm.

"Cordons have been placed in the area surrounding the aircraft to maintain the integrity of the scene as the investigation continues".

It is believed a small aircraft crashed on approach to the airport close to Nutts Corner roundabout.

Police have said they are not in a position to confirm their identities at this time.

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The Cessna plane was seen on fire near Nutts Corner, just under 3 miles (5km) from the major airfield.

Belfast International Airport said the plan was not flying to or from the airport.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB), which investigates civil aircraft accidents and serious incidents in the United Kingdom, is being sent to the scene.

An eyewitness told the BBC it circled over houses and tried to land, before crashing in a field and catching fire.

Fellow SDLP MLA Sinead Bradley said there was a "sense of real shock" at the scene.

"This is an ongoing incident and no further information is available at this time".

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