Flintshire Councillor Derek Butler has paid his condolences after two people died in a plane crash in Broughton.
Airbus has confirmed an incident has taken place at its airport, but said it involved a private plane and not one belonging to the company.
A spokesperson added Airbus did not have information relating to the two people who died in the crash.
North Wales Police are investigating the circumstances of the crash and an Air Accident Investigation team is expected to arrive today.
A man and a woman have died after a light aircraft crashed near the runway at Airbus UK Broughton, North Wales Police have confirmed.
Pictures are beginning to emerge on social networking sites following reports of a small aircraft crash at Hawarden Airport.
North Wales Fire crews have confirmed they are in attendance at the airport and are standing by.
Two people are trapped after a small aircraft crashed on a runway at Hawarden Airport in Broughton, the Daily Post is reporting.
Emergency service vehicles from the airport are reportedly at the scene.
Airbus has celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th A330 with wings made at its Broughton factory in Flintshire.
The aircraft, an A330-300 powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, was handed over to Cathay Pacific Airways at a ceremony in Toulouse.
Cathay Pacific and its sister airline Dragonair is the world’s largest operator of the A330, with 56 in service.
Thousands of workers gathered at the Airbus factory at Broughton near Chester to watch its first flight as the Airbus A350 took off from Toulouse.
More than a thousand men and women helped build the plane's wings. They're hoping it'll secure the future of its six-thousand strong workforce.
More than 300 workers at the Airbus factory in Broughton celebrate the successful take off of the A350. Around 1000 workers helped build the wings of the aircraft.