HomePlane ‘walking on wing’ crashes at Bournemouth Air Festival with all flights suspended

Plane ‘walking on wing’ crashes at Bournemouth Air Festival with all flights suspended

Dramatic images showed a “walking wing” aircraft with two planes on board sinking toward the sea as it crashed into Poole Harbor in front of eyewitnesses during the Bournemouth Air Festival.

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The plane appears to have veered off course moments before it crashes

Two people managed to escape a ‘wing-walking’ plane crash with minor injuries after descending heavily into the sea.

Dramatic photos showed a crew member hanging from the plane commenting on dear life as it descended towards Poole Harbor, Dorset.

The craft, which was about to perform in planned flight shows at the Bournemouth Air Festival, plunged into the waterfront for shocked spectators and quickly sank.

according to Dorset LiveA witness said the plane “barely avoided several boats and the Haven Hotel” as it headed toward the water.

Police say the pilot and crew were rescued and managed to escape their ordeal with minor injuries.

The images showed that the display plane was partially submerged in the port while the nearby boats came to help it.

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Emergency services respond to the incident off the coast of Bournemouth


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Witnesses, who posted on Twitter photos of the plane diving into the water, said they were relieved to see the crew pulled to safety.

One wrote: “He came down right in front of us. Glad to see the crew were so well rescued.”

else Twitter The user wrote: “Pilot and infantryman are safe. The plane landed in the sea and sank very quickly. Great news that everyone is fine.”

Festival organizers tweeted that an update will be provided later Saturday night.

Wing walking is a daring stunt performed by experts, which involves moving along the wings of an airplane in flight and sometimes even hopping between planes.

Emily McGregor, who was in Sandbanks at the time, said: “A small plane crashed into the sea, narrowly avoiding several boats and The Haven Hotel.

“It sank very quickly but initial reports indicate that two people on board managed to get out.

“The police and RNLI boats are now at the scene. I think they are now trying to recover the black box.

“We’ve seen it fly with another similar plane and I thought it was too low and the engine sounded rough.

Rescuers respond after the plane plunged into the water


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Approaching the corner by The Haven, she veered lower, lowered and crashed out of sight of the people on Sandbanks Beach who had hardly missed the hotel.

“In August 10 years ago, Red Arrows Flt Lt Jon Egging pilot died at the air show.”

A Dorset Police statement said: “We received a report at 3.50pm on Saturday 4 September 2021 of a small plane crash in the waters in the Sandbanks area of ​​Port Poole. Emergency services are at the scene.

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“The plane was part of the Bournemouth Air Festival flight schedule with two people reported on board. Both passengers were rescued and reported to have sustained minor injuries. They are being treated by the ambulance service.

“The investigation is ongoing and we ask the public to avoid the area and the port to allow the emergency services to deal with the incident. A police cordon is currently in place,” he added.

“Bournemouth Airlines flight schedule has been suspended for today.”

Bournemouth Air Festival said: “An incident occurred with a performance far from the show area.

“The crew is safe and well and is being looked after by the emergency services.

As a result, flying has been suspended until further notice.

A subsequent update stated: “Flight has been suspended for this evening. We intend to bring the show back to tomorrow.

“The festival site remains open and all ground activities are ongoing with Birds of Prey, Beat Retreat, commerce, Sing-a-Long Grease and fireworks.”

Police boats, the HM Coast Guard and the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) responded to the scene.