19 April 2018
Paul Girvan MP has expressed his shock at the news of the crash of a small aircraft near Ballyhill Road between Nutts Corner and Loanends around noon today which reports suggest has resulted in the death of two people.
The MP for South Antrim commented:
“I am deeply saddened at reports that two people have lost their lives in the crash of a small plane outside Loanends this afternoon. My thoughts, prayers and deep condolences go out the family of those involved in the crash.
I am very much shocked that this has happened considering the very high safety standards that are involved in air travel. At this point the causes of the crash are unknown and an investigation by the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will be carried out.
I would encourage the public not to visit the area as they may disturb the scene where evidence is being collected. It is of the utmost importance that the AAIB be given every opportunity to carry out their investigation.”