At a busy flying festival, an airplane crashed in the water after reports of an engine failure.
The wing walking plane, which has someone strapped to the roof of an aircraft with a seat belt and cable, has reportedly crashed and sunk in nearby Poole Harbor in Bournemouth.
It is believed that the authorities are now trying to find the plane’s black box. DorsetLive reports.
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According to rescue workers, two people were rescued from the sea.
Emily McGregor, an eyewitness, said, “It sank very quickly, but initial reports suggest two people on board managed to disembark.”
The population has now been warned to stay away from the scene of the accident while the emergency services investigate the incident.
A spokesman for HM Coastguard said: “Two people were rescued from the sea after a light aircraft crashed in Poole Harbor, Dorset.
“The biplane crashed just before 4pm today. Two RNLI Poole lifeboats were sent along with Poole, St Albans and Swanage Coast Guard rescue teams all along with the HM Coastguard helicopter from Lee on the Solent.
The South Western Ambulance Service is also involved.
“Two people were rescued from the water and handed over to the rescue service, although they are believed to be unharmed.”
Police said: “We received a report on Saturday, September 4th, 2021 at 3:50 p.m. that a small plane crashed into the water in the sandbanks area of Poole Harbor. Emergency services are on site.
“The plane was part of the Bournemouth Air Festival flight schedule with two people on board. Both inmates were rescued and reportedly sustained minor injuries. You will be treated by the ambulance service.
“An investigation is underway and we are asking the public to avoid the area and port so that emergency services can deal with the incident. There is currently a police cordon.
“The Bournemouth Air Festival flight schedule has been suspended for today.”
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