The plane is believed to have come down around 12:20 pm into a wooded area near the airport.
Two people are reportedly killed after a light aircraft crashed near Belfast International Airport, Sky News reported on Thursday.
Emergency services - including three fire crews, three ambulance crews, a rapid response paramedic, the air ambulance, and police - were called to the area.
NIAS implemented its major incident protocol in response to this incident.
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Paramedics and three ambulance crews along with police officers and an air ambulance are at the scene.
The light plane was thought to be operating out of the nearby Newtownards Airfield.
A SMALL AIRCRAFT has crashed near Belfast International Airport this afternoon.
Nutts Corner is just a mile from Belfast International Airport but officials said the plane was not going into or out of the airport.
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The Fire Service remains at the scene.
A statement from the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said that this is "an ongoing incident and no further information is available at this time".
"Thoughts and prayers with all those affected and directly working at the scene", she said.
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Belfast International Airport has said it is operating as normal following the incident.
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