The pilot who caused a plane to crash into a garden in Wales has been transported by helicopter to a hospital, where he is being treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
The pilot, whose identity remains unknown, crashed into a tree in the backyard of a residence in Bodffordd, a small village located in Anglesey, North Wales. The pilot was the sole occupant of the plane at the time of the incident.
According to Steve Davies, a resident living near the crash site, he heard a noise that sounded like an engine malfunctioning and stalling, followed by the sound of trees being struck and then a loud explosion.
He stated that he was unaware that a light aircraft had crashed until his neighbor approached him and inquired if he had witnessed anything. By that time, the police and fire department were already en route.
Another resident, named Arwel Jones, informed the BBC that he heard the engine of the small plane experiencing fuel shortage and barely running.
Jones was shocked when she saw a man driving dangerously low to the ground and crashing into a tree in a nearby garden. She expressed her relief that no one was hurt or any property was damaged.
He went to check on the pilot, who he reported to be “alright and communicating”.
No one else was harmed.
According to Rees Roberts, a witness who was working in the vicinity, he observed a “black and yellow bumblebee aeroplane” flying at a lower altitude than normal. Suddenly, he heard the engine completely shut off and then the plane descended rapidly, resembling the motion of a falling brick.
According to him, the plane collided with Cypress trees, causing its descent to be impeded.
The North Wales fire and rescue service released a statement stating that they were notified at 1.44pm about a light aircraft crashing near a residential neighborhood.
My team and I were present at the scene, along with officers from the North Wales police and ambulance teams.
The male pilot was the sole person on the plane and was later transported to the hospital via air ambulance. His injuries were not life-threatening.
There were no additional injuries reported at the location.
Davies commended the promptness of the emergency services in their response.