Today's Breaking News
Man hurt in Aero Accident
By Eddie Goddard
A man had a lucky escape when the Autogyro he was flying crashed shortly after take off last week at Lydd Airport.
Looker reporter Steve Bolton was at the airport at the time of the incedent and said “ I saw the plane start to taxi and then lost site of it behind the buildings, so I walked through the Lounge to the viewing gallery and heard a large bang, when I got outside I could see the plane in three bits on the runway, with the pilot escaping from the scene, I have to say the airports Fire service responded very quickly and were there in seconds. The pilot who was flying the James Bond style auto gyro was ‘Shaken but not stirred’ it is believed that he suffered only minor injuries to his arm and although a ambulance was called I don’t believe he went to hospital.
The Fire service covered the wreckage with a foam blanket to avoid the risk of fire, with the airport shutting the runway whilst it made repairs and aircraft accident investigators checked the debris.