News has come in a light aircraft, thought to be a Cessna, has crashed near Nutts Corner Roundabout and Loanends Road at around 12:20pm this afternoon.
Police superintendent Emma Bond has subsequently released a statement saying: “Emergency services received a report of a crash shortly after 12.30pm this afternoon [Thursday]. 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.”
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