Police rush to Croyde after reports of microlight aircraft crash-landing

More than six police cars, accompanied by a police helicopter and air ambulance, responded to the call made just before 1pm.

Police rushed to Croyde earlier today after a member of the public reported seeing a microlight aircraft crash-land.

More than six police cars, accompanied by a police helicopter and air ambulance, responded to the call made just before 1pm.

They promptly arrived at Croyde Lane to search the area.

Police say a member of the public reported seeing a microlight aircraft ‘crash in a field’ after its engine stalled.

However, after enquiries were made, police found the pilot who reported they were safe and well.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “The member of the public said they saw the microlight’s engine stall before recovering, but stalling again and spiralling to the ground.

“However, microlight aircraft use the engines to take them up. Then, the engine is cut so allow the microlight to glide down, before it is started again to get back up.”


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