Anglesey: Small plane crashes into back garden

Wings of plane sticking out from garden
The plane's wings could be seen in the garden from the main street, bent out of shape

A pilot is in hospital after his light aircraft crashed into the garden of a property in north Wales.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the Cae Bach Aur estate in Bodffordd, Anglesey, at about 13:50 GMT on Saturday.

Eyewitnesses said the plane appeared to lose power before coming down and hitting a tree.

The male pilot, who was the only person on board, was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

His injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

No other injuries were reported, but police urged people to avoid the area.

Emergency services at scene
Emergency services attended the scene on Saturday afternoon

A light aircraft is a small plane which is suitable for carrying only a small number of passengers.

Arwel Jones, 56, who lives on the estate, said he heard the aircraft's engine "cut out" and called the emergency services.

"It was over our estate and you could hear that the engine was getting starved on fuel and just ticking over," he said.

"He was so low to the ground and he just ploughed down into a tree in a neighbour's garden.

"I couldn't believe my eyes. When we saw that happening I was just hoping he hadn't crashed into anybody or into anybody's house."

Arwel Jones
Arwel Jones says he heard the plane "cut out" and saw it fall into the garden

Mr Jones said it was "normal" to see planes in the area, "but you just don't expect one to come down in someone's garden".

Rees Roberts, who was working in a nearby field at the time, said he saw the "black and yellow bumblebee aeroplane" flying lower than he would expect.

"Sometimes they try the engines, but I noticed it and all of a sudden it cut off completely and just fell like a brick," he said.

"So I jumped in the car and I was one of the first here and it had fallen in Cypress trees which had broken the fall descent."