North West Wales

Pilot, 61, dies in microlight crash at Caernarfon Airport

A pilot has died after his microlight aircraft crashed at a north Wales airport, say emergency services.

The 61-year-old's aircraft came down on the runway at Caernarfon Airport at 18:00 BST on Thursday.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said the man was taken to hospital with serious injuries but later died.

A crew from Llanfairfechan attended but there have not been reports of a fire following the crash. The Air Accident Investigation Branch has been told.

A spokesman at the Morfa Lodge caravan park next to the airport said he saw a fire engine, air ambulance and several police cars arrive at the airport following the crash.

The airport is four miles (6.4 km) south west of Caernarfon and has a 937 metres (3,074 ft) main runway and is a base for the Wales Air Ambulance service.

crash scene
The 61-year-old's aircraft came down on the runway at Caernarfon Airport at 18:00 BST on Thursday

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