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Reports of ‘light aircraft’ crash off Pembrokeshire Coast

 

Tonight, (15/01/2014) there have been reports that a Military Jet may have crashed near the coast off Fishguard.

Articles on the Wales Online site stated that a search has been conducted off near Fishguard, amid reports from locals in the area that a military jet may have crashed.

 

Milford Haven coastguard say residents in Trefin reported two fast jets flying low overhead at around 7.10pm. A few moments later there were reports of a loud blast and reports that an aircraft may have crashed.

Coastguards have called out the rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor as well as two all-weather RNLI lifeboats.

A Milford Haven coastguard spokeswoman said: “There’s nothing we can tell you other than we are investigating and have a search on”.

“All we are going by is members of the public hearing a loud bang after the aircraft went over. We don’t know where the aircraft went but we are looking.”

 

The RNLI ‘On A Shout’ bot tweeted an hour after the report stating that the Fishguard and St Davids lifeboats had both been launched. https://twitter.com/outonashout/status/423541724804182016

 

More news as it develops.

 

2122: BBC news states that the crash may have been a military jet.

There were fears fast jets may have been involved but this has been discounted by the Ministry of Defence.

 

2137 Reports that the Coastguard have called off the search and do not believe anything to be in the area.

The air and search operation launched after a suspected plane crash near Fishguard has been “stood down.”

Milford Haven coastguard told ITV News they “don’t believe there’s anything in the area.” – BBC NEWS

 

Dyfed Powys Police later went on to tweet : ” Police Officers and Police Specialist assisted in Search for plane which has possibly crashed in North Pembs. We worked closely with our coastguard colleagues from Milford Haven and happy to report no plane had crashed. Search called off

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