Porthcawl: Pilot has lucky escape after aircraft crashes into sea off South Wales coast
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A pilot had a lucky escape after a plane crashed into the sea and narrowly avoiding the rocky shore. The incident took place in Porthcawl, Bridgend, Wales this morning (Tuesday, June 13).
Footage shows the moment the aircraft is making its descent towards the water close to the coast. After hitting the water’s surface it flips forward and ends up on its roof.
Witnesses at the scene said the plane flew over nearby houses during its descent and the pilot was seen walking back onto the shore.
The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed that one person was taken to hospital. The RNLI were called to the scene where the aircraft eventually sank.