Ulster Flying Club issues statement following tragic news of two club members

Ulster Flying Club issues statement following tragic news of two club members

Ulster Flying Club has issued a statement following a tragic incident at Newtownards Airport yesterday evening.

The statement read : "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 19th of 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.

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

A PSNI statement earlier read "Police can confirm that two people have 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."

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