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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing at Swansea Beach

small planeA small plane flying from Swansea Airport to Popham Airfield in Basingstoke had to make an emergency landing at Jersey Marine, a beach at Swansea, Wales, UK, at around 16:00 BST on July 22.

The plane carrying 3 people was flying at 2,000 ft when the pilot noticed that something was wrong with the engine and decided to make an emergency landing on the beach.

No major damage was done to the plane and no one was hurt. The owner of the plane, Derek Clyde, 60, from Kidwelly said the pilot, James Hooton, did an excellent job. “He is an ex-RAF pilot and very experienced,” said Clyde.

He also said, “We have just recovered the aircraft and the engine will be sent to the manufacturers and rebuilt in about eight weeks…The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been in touch and said it will not be investigating as it was an off-airfield landing with no damage and no injuries.”

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