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Light aircraft crashes on Isles of Scilly

By This is Cornwall  |  Posted: June 28, 2012

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A light aircraft with four passengers on board overshot the runway at St Mary's Airport on the Isles of Scilly on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Radio Scilly, the aircraft passed through a hedge and was resting, facing the sea, in the lower field near the Veterinary surgery above Old Town.

Firefighters from St Mary's went to the scene along with the airport's own tender, and a spokesman confirmed that there had been no injuries.

One eye-witness told Radio Scilly: "I think he realised he was at the end of the runway and started to put his anchors on.

"Then he came down and turned side-on."

The incident happened at around 1.15pm.

The aircraft is a 1972 twin-engined Piper Seneca.

The airport was closed and flights to and from the Cornish mainland were being delayed.

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