South West Wales

Microlight pilot escapes River Cleddau aircraft crash

Microlight recovered from River Cleddau Image copyright Rudders Boatyard
Image caption The aircraft was recovered from the river on Friday

The pilot of a microlight escaped without serious injury after crashing into the River Cleddau in Pembrokeshire.

The local coastguard was alerted after the aircraft entered the water near Rudders Boatyard in Burton at about 17:45 GMT on Thursday.

Angle lifeboat said the pilot had managed to swim to shore and was taken to the boatyard by a local boat.

He was treated by paramedics and then taken to Withybush Hospital.

Dyfed-Powys Police, coastguard rescue officers, the port authority and two leisure craft were also in attendance.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been informed of the incident.

Image copyright Rudders Boatyard
Image copyright Rudders Boatyard

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