Pilot rescued by onlookers.
A pilot was rescued by onlookers at an air rally yesterday after
his plane crashed then burst into flames.
The 46-year-old man from Pembrokeshire was attending a fly-in on
Lundy Island, off the north Devon coast with 20 other pilots. He was
taking off in his Cessna 172 at 2.30pm when his single engine aircraft
went out of control and crashed. The pilot was knocked unconsciousness
as the plane started to leak fuel. Onlookers rescued him from the plane
which burst into flames shortly afterwards.