Two people have died following a crash involving a light aircraft at a County Down airport.
Emergency services rushed to Newtownards Airport following a 999 call at 8.21pm on Tuesday.
The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended, and said no patients were taken from the scene on the Portaferry Road in the town.
The scene has been closed off by police.
A spokesperson for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said: “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.
“Sadly, two people were pronounced dead.”
In a statement, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said it received a 999 call at 8.21pm following reports of an incident on the Portaferry Road, Newtownards.
"NIAS despatched two emergency crews, a doctor and an ambulance officer to the incident," it said.
"No patients were taken from the scene."
Vicki Moore, a local councillor, told the BBC the community was in "terrible shock".
"As somebody who lives very locally - just under the flight path of the airfield - I know how busy it is," Ms Moore, an Alliance councillor, told BBC News NI.
"This will be a terrible shock to the community and very sad news for the families affected.
"The airfield is so popular, it is not expected that something like this would happen."