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Two men taken to hospital after light aircraft crashes at Causeway Airfield

The light aircraft crashed on the runway at Causeway Airfield near Coleraine. Pic Matt Steele/McAuley Multimedia
The light aircraft crashed on the runway at Causeway Airfield near Coleraine. Pic Matt Steele/McAuley Multimedia
The Scene at Causeway Airfield at Aghadowey. Pic Matt Steele/McAuley Multimedia

Two men have been taken to hospital after a light aircraft crashed in Northern Ireland.

The Ambulance Service was called to Causeway Airfield, near Coleraine, after 3pm when the microlight stalled and crashed on the runway.

The men, one aged in his 30s and the other in his 60s, were taken to Causeway Hospital by ambulance.

Six fire appliances attended the crash. One man was trapped and had to be freed from the plane by firefighters.

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The Scene at Causeway Airfield at Aghadowey. Pic Matt Steele/McAuley Multimedia

Mark Holmes, flying instructor at Causeway Airfield, told the Belfast Telegraph: "It crashed on the runway. There was two people on board who have been injured. Their injuries are not life threatening.

"Emergency services attended, including the air ambulance, but it was not required and left to attend another incident locally.

"The pilot stalled the aircraft. It happened at around 3.15pm. It was a private flight."

Chief Inspector Stephen Humphries said: "Police along with other emergency services attended the scene of a light aircraft crash at an airfield on the Curragh Road, Coleraine.

“There are no further details at this stage.”

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