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Microlight pilot survives crash off Deal coast

A microlight. File picture
A microlight. File picture

A microlight pilot has narrowly survived crashing into the sea off Deal.

The man crash-landed on the water at around 7pm yesterday after getting into difficulties.

Luckily, he was rescued by a passing ship.

A spokesman for Dover Coastguard said crew on the Britannia Beaver hauled him aboard using a rope.

The man was taken to the QEQM Hospital in Margate for treatment. He is believed to have been suffering from hypothermia.

Do you know the pilot? If so call the newsdesk on 01634 227 834 or e-mailmultimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk.

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