Light aircraft crashes into sea near Wales as lifeboats scramble to help pilot

13 June 2023, 10:41

The aircraft crashed off the coast of Porthcawl
The aircraft crashed off the coast of Porthcawl. Picture: OrbitJames

By Will Taylor

A light aircraft has crashed into the sea near Bridgend in South Wales, triggering a rescue operation.

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A man managed to get out of the plane and to the shore after the crash.

The Coastguard said a call came in at 9.20am and lifeboats from Porthcawl and Port Talbot were dispatched.

A helicopter also flew out from St Athan.

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The ambulance service helped the man after he made his way from the aircraft.

Eyewitness James Brown said: "A plane has crash landed on the shore near Porthcawl Pavilion.

"I watched it coming low over the common and then the engine started spluttering and this is the result."

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