At around 7pm this evening a light aircraft appears to have made an emergency landing on Hoylake beach. The tide was out as the light aircraft reportedly had to land on the sand off Hoyle Road – the reason why is not yet clear. Reports suggest that the plane’s nose ended up in the sand after landing and the wheels becoming stuck in soft sand. It is currently understood that the pilot did not suffer any serious injury. A microlite plane that left the scene is presumed to have also landed to help.
[UPDATE @ 21.30] Reports indicate that pilot deliberately landed on beach but nose wheel got stuck in sand and snapped off.
All emergency services were in force at the scene and included the police helicopter.
As dusk fell, the plane which has been towed further in land by a Hoylake RNLI tractor, still remained on the beach. [UPDATE] I understand that the plane has now been towed to shore and will be transported to Ince airfield.
Hasn’t a light aircraft previously emergency landed on the beach, several years ago?