Kieran McCarthy said: “I am stunned and deeply saddened by the news of these three deaths.
“Incidents involving light aircraft seem to have occurred with worrying regularity in Northern Ireland in recent times.
“I want to pass on my condolences to the families of the men who passed away in this tragic incident.
“Given the number of light aircraft crashes recently, the public will want stringent safety reviews carried out. The loss of one life let alone three is horriffic and every effort must be made to ensure the highest possible safety standards.”