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Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

NO BYLINE

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 NO BYLINE A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

NO BYLINE

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 NO BYLINE A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

NO BYLINE

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 NO BYLINE A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

NO BYLINE

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 NO BYLINE A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday  9th December 2015 

A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved.

It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Wednesday 9th December 2015 A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. Translink said no passengers were on board the bus and no other vehicles were involved. It said the driver had been taken to hospital to be assessed and an investigation was ongoing.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down.
The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday.
Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

Scene of the crash. Pic Paul Carson

Scene of the crash. Pic Paul Carson

Scene of the crash. Pic Paul Carson

Scene of the crash. Pic Paul Carson

Scene of the crash. Pic Paul Carson

Scene of the crash. Pic Paul Carson

Pacemaker Press Belfast 09-12-2015: Newtownards, County Down: Bus lands on beach following crash. A bus has landed on a beach after crashing on the Portaferry Road near Newtownards, County Down. The driver of the Ulsterbus sustained minor injuries in the incident which happened at about 06:30 AM on Wednesday. The operation is under way to recover the vehicle. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

The bus which crashed onto the beach near Portaferry has been lifted back onto land.

Recovery experts spend most of Wednesday morning working to lift the vehicle after it crashed through a wall on the Portaferry Road, landing on the beach at around 6.30am.

There were no passengers onboard and the driver sustained minor injuries in the incident.

The bus was left completely beached and recovery workers moved frantically to secure tethers around the vehicle to allow a large crane to hoist it back onto the road.

The Portaferry Road was closed to allow the crane to work.

A Translink spokeswoman said: "We can confirm an Ulsterbus was involved in an incident on the Portaferry Road today around 6.30am.

“No other vehicles were involved and no passengers were on board.  The driver has been taken to hospital to be assessed.

“PSNI attended the scene.  The recovery operation is currently underway.

“An investigation is ongoing."

Belfast Telegraph


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