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Microlight aircraft makes emergency landing after engine failure in Co Down

By Claire Williamson

Published 08/07/2016

Both people onboard escaped without injury.
Both people onboard escaped without injury.

A microlight aircraft has made an emergency landing in Co Down after an engine failure.

The pilot was able to land safely in a field near the Moate Road between Comber and Newtownards.

A pilot has had to make an emergency landing in a field in County Down after the microlight they were flying had an engine failure.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/07/2016
A pilot has had to make an emergency landing in a field in County Down after the microlight they were flying had an engine failure. PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/07/2016

Police have said both people on board are safe and well.

PSNI Ards said: "Some of you may have noticed emergency services activity along Comber to Ards carriageway.

"We will be on scene for a while yet pending arrival of relevant air investigation team."

A pilot has had to make an emergency landing in a field in County Down after the microlight they were flying had an engine failure.
PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/07/2016
A pilot has had to make an emergency landing in a field in County Down after the microlight they were flying had an engine failure. PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/07/2016
A pilot has had to make an emergency landing in a field in County Down after the microlight they were flying had an engine failure. PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/07/2016
A pilot has had to make an emergency landing in a field in County Down after the microlight they were flying had an engine failure. PACEMAKER BELFAST 08/07/2016

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