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TT fans die in plane crash

Air accident investigators are on their way to the scene of a plane crash in Northern Ireland which killed three TT fans.

The light aircraft crashed in a field, close to a private airstrip in County Down, shortly after 9pm yesterday.

The plane, which had set off from the Isle of Man earlier, burst into flames killing the 53 year-old pilot, Hugh McKnight from Annalong, and two passengers.

Eyewitnesses tried to help the occupants but flames beat them back.

Police still haven't named the passengers, who were both 24.

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