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Isle of Man: Light aircraft crashes into Bradda Head with ‘one person on board’


A light aircraft has crashed into a cliff face on the Isle of Man – and one person is believed to be onboard.

The collision took place at Bradda Head near Port Erin, on the south of the island, just after midday on Monday.

Emergency services are working alongside aviation crash investigators to establish what caused the crash.

Footage on social media showed thick black smoke pouring into the sky at the scene, with Flight Radar 24 tweeting that the aircraft was a Cessna 210.

The Isle of Man Constabulary posted on Facebook: “Along with all other emergency services we are currently dealing with an incident in the south of the island in the Port Erin area.

“As such could we please ask that people avoid the area and in particular Bradda Road and Tower Road. No speculation is necessary just your assistance.”

The force added: “Police believe that the aircraft had one person on board at the time of the collision but no details about the individual will be released at this time.”

Members of the public have been warned to avoid the area around Bradda Head, which is under police guard.

The water and airspace around the site is also cordoned off, and there are temporary restrictions for drones and other light aircraft.

The Isle of Man government tweeted a message from the island’s Civil Aviation Administration saying: “Due to ongoing search and rescue operations near Port Erin, no drones may be flown within 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) of Bradda Head at any level.”

The restriction is in place until 11.59pm on Tuesday but may be extended.

Police said flights in and out of the island’s main airport, Ronaldsway, would not be affected.

A further update is expected on Tuesday.


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