Light aircraft crashes off Wexford coast
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    Light aircraft crashes off Wexford coast

    by cleared to land » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:39 pm

    Tuesday, 11 August 2009 17:35

    A light aircraft has crashed into the sea off Co Wexford this evening.

    The incident is reported to have taken place around 5pm near Tuskar Rock.

    The search and rescue helicopter based at Waterford has arrived at the scene of a crash.

    One person has been seen standing on the wing of the plane and he is currently being winched to safety.

    It is not known yet if there were any other people on board.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/0811/wexford.html
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    by Pilot » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:19 pm

    Some of our most regular contributors are based in Waterford....Lambada Crazy, Flyer1, Alpha Laura.....

    Are you guys all accounted for and ok? :shock:
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    by Bates106 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:23 pm

    Just heard about it there,so I said to have a look on the web!
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    by Flyer1 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:27 pm

    All OK here :)

    Laura is in work and I think Andrew is working too.

    Heard the guy was OK. Someone texted me and said they heard it was a Jodel. Dont know how accurate it is.
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    by alphaLaura » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:29 pm

    Flyer1 and I are accounted for. Haven't heard any more details than what's already known. Let's hope there was just one on board and that he is in safe hands.
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    by Bates106 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:32 pm

    I dont think its an irish person, i have been talking to a few people on it now,and they say its not a local person.
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    by Pilot » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:34 pm

    Glad you guys are ok, and the the pilot has been rescued. :D

    I hope no one else was on board.
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    by Bates106 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:37 pm

    lets all hope no other person was on board!!
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    by stovepipe » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:35 pm

    Hi there
    Yahoo News has it as an Avid Speedwing, one pilot, sole occupant rescued, suffering shock and hypothermia.
    regards
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    by willo » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:15 pm

    Well done to Rescue 117's crew at Waterford.

    Always great professionalism from SAR and RNLI crews, and great to know they are there if we ever need.

    Glad to see pilot is alright per media reports.
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    by OSCAR BRAVO » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:35 pm

    superb footage of the rescue itself on the rte 9 news.full credit to the crew. a very lucky man.
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    by Alan Murphy » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:42 pm

    Footage here, from 12:20 onwards...

    http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1053506
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    by Whisky Tango » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:59 pm

    Well done everyone involved, except where exactly is "Wexford Airport"??
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    by Dogbiscuit » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:05 pm

    The aircraft is believed to have been enroute from Haverfordwest to the SAAC airfield at Taghmon, Co.Wexford.

    The Rosslare lifeboat was due to tow the wreckage to Carn, near Carnsore point this evening.
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    by Nanolight » Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:13 am

    Flyer1 wrote:Heard the guy was OK. Someone texted me and said they heard it was a Jodel. Dont know how accurate it is.
    Jaysis easy to see how rumours start :lol: !

    I was asking you was it the jodel because the plane mentioned was a 2 seater and you said in your previous message that you were safe and sound on dry land and tecnam's dont float anyway!

    Anyway, the important thing is that the chap's ok.
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