North West Wales

Pilot, 61, dies in microlight crash at Caernarfon Airport

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

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.

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

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