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Bristol Post
Bristol Post
Jonathon Hill & Toby Codd

Plane crashes into sea off south Wales coast with one man injured

A plane has crashed into the sea off the coast of south Wales this morning (June 13). Emergency services were called to the scene at Porthcawl shortly before 9.30am.

It has since been confirmed that a man was taken to hospital for treatment on injuries. A witness has described seeing the plane crash after hearing it's engine "spluttering".

As reported by Wales Online, a local man said the plane "crashed and landed on the shore near Porthcawl Pavilion". James Brown posted: "I watched it coming low over the common and then the engine started spluttering."

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The Coastguard was first notified of the crash at around 9.20am before sending lifeboats from Porthcawl and Port Talbot. A rescue helicopter was also deployed from St Athan.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said: "We were called today shortly before 9:30am to reports of an incident near the Seabank Hotel in Porthcawl. We sent one emergency ambulance and a duty operational manager to the scene, where we were supported by our Hazardous Area Response Team and the Coastguard. One person was taken to Princess of Wales Hospital for further treatment."

Emergency services rushed to the scene at around 9.30am (Aron Merchant)

The Coastguard said: "HM Coastguard coordinated the response to a light aircraft going into the sea today (Tuesday, June 13) at Porthcawl, south Wales. The alarm was raised at about 9.20am, with a person making their way out of the plane and onto dry land. RNLI lifeboats from Porthcawl and Port Talbot were sent.

"The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from St Athan was also alerted, as well as South Wales Police and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. The man from the plane was taken into the care of the Welsh Ambulance Service."

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