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Light aircraft crashes into sea at Pembrokeshire beach

September 4, 2018 4:09 pm

A pilot has been taken to hospital after his light aircraft crashed into the sea at a beach in Pembrokeshire.

It ended up nose-first in the water at Whitesands Bay in St Davids following the incident at about 13:30 BST.

The pilot was pulled from the aircraft by lifeguards and taken to Withybush Hospital, Haverfordwest with a head injury and suffering from shock.

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The Piper Cherokee had taken off about 20 minutes earlier from Haverfordwest Airport, which is about 18 miles away.

It had travelled there on Tuesday morning from Bedfordshire and eyewitnesses said they were told a loss of power caused the crash.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is in charge of the rescue operation and a digger was drafted in to pull the aircraft away.

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