Plane crashes into sea at Bournemouth Air Festival with ‘wing-walker’ injured

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The plane crashed and submerged in water off the coast of Dorset. The incident has meant that a series of planned flying displays at Bournemouth Air Festival have been suspended until further notice.

Images from the scene show emergency service crews rushing to the aid of the plane which began to submerge in the water. 

Witnesses at the scene claimed crew aboard the aircraft were safe.

One tweeted: “Came down right in front of us. Glad to see the crew were rescued ok.”

While another said: “Pilot and wing walker uninjured . Plane landed in sea and sank very fast. Great news everyone safe.

Shocking pictures show a person hanging out of the wing-walking aircraft, clutching on to the aircraft as it plummets towards the water.

Bournemouth Air Festival, the organisers of the festival stated that further information would be available in a statment later today, Saturday 4 September.

In a tweet they said: “There has been an incident involving one of the displays away from the display area.

The crew are safe and sound and are being looked after by the emergency services.

As a result flying has been suspended until further notice. We will update you early this evening.”

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