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Pilot makes ‘miraculous escape’ after light plane crashes into sea in Wales


A light aircraft has crashed into the sea off the coast of South Wales.

Photos from the scene showed the small red and white aircraft in shallow water, between the lifeboat station and the Seabank Hotel in Porthcawl, on Tuesday morning.

Members of the public reported seeing what appeared to be the pilot being escorted from the site by Coast Guards, but their condition is currently unknown.

Porthcawl RNLI and Coast Guard crews were on scene and were joined by members of the police, fire and ambulance services.

In a statement, the RNLI said it received a call at 09:22 and the pilot was seen by paramedics.

Witnesses reported hearing the plane’s engine “splash” before seeing it make an emergency landing.

Onlooker Terry Sinnett, who saw the incident unfold, tweeted: “Looks like a small plane crashed in Porthcawl. Pilot was attended by public, but walked. Hope everyone is safe.”

He later tweeted: “I think I saw a pilot being rescued from the sea by emergency services.

“Luckily, the pilot seems to have miraculously escaped.”

James Brown, 75, saw the plane crash while walking across Lock’s Common, a piece of land near the bay.

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