• The light aircraft crashed into a tree at the Cae Bach Aur estate on Anglesey
  • The pilot was talking and appeared to be unharmed after the unfortunate prang

Emergency services have attended the scene of an accident in North Wales after a light aircraft reportedly crashed into the garden of a housing estate. 

The incident happened at 1.30pm on the Cae Bach Aur estate in Bodffordd, Anglesey. 

Eyewitnesses claimed the aircraft, which was yellow, lost power before striking a tree. 

The male pilot was the only person on board and has been airlifted to hospital.

His injuries are described as non-life-threatening.

Dave Roberts told NorthWalesLive: ‘It took off,the engine started spluttering and then it started to nose dive whilst spinning and it disappeared out of site.’ 

No other injuries have been reported but people are asked to avoid the area.

The aircraft’s yellow wings can be seen in the garden bent out of shape from the main street.

A light aircraft crashed into the garden of a house in a north Wales housing estate earlier today

A light aircraft crashed into the garden of a house in a north Wales housing estate earlier today

Arwel Jones, 56, who lives on the estate told the BBC: ‘It was over our estate and you could hear that the engine was getting starved on fuel and just ticking over. 

‘He was so low to the ground and he just ploughed down into a tree in a neighbour’s garden.

‘I couldn’t believe my eyes. When we saw that happening I was just hoping he hadn’t crashed into anybody or into anybody’s house.’

Mr Jones confirmed the pilot managed to free himself from the wreckage and was talking. 

A police spokesman said: ‘At 1.44pm today (10 February) we received reports of a light aircraft crashing close to a residential area in Bodffordd, near Llangefni.

‘Officers attended the location, along with ambulance and fire crews.

‘The male pilot was the only occupant of the aircraft, and he was subsequently conveyed to hospital by Air Ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries. 

‘No other injuries were reported from the scene.’

North Wales Fire Service said: ‘Our crews are currently attending an incident in the Cae Bach Aur area of Llangefni. 

‘Police officers and ambulance crews are also in attendance. We ask that the public please avoid the area whilst we remain at the scene.’ 

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