Culdrose: Pilot Uninjured After Plane Crash

1 August 2014, 11:14

Video footage shows the moment a Royal Navy Sea Fury plane crash landed at RNAS Culdrose Air Day.

Smoke is seen to be billowing from behind the plane, which took flight as the penultimate display of the annual event on Friday 31st July. 

It is understood the plane suffered from mechanical difficulties. 

Pilot Chris Gotke, requested to land immediately but seemed to suffer further difficulties as he tried to release the undercarriage of the plane. 

He's seen leaping out of the cockpit Spectators have described it as "an amazing piece of emergency flying". 

The Sea Fury is the olny one left flying and came from the Royal Navy Historic Flight based at Yeovilton air base. 

On their website they put this statement: "We can confirm that an historic display aircraft at the Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose's Air Day has carried out an unplanned but controlled landing. 

"There are no injuries to the Royal Navy pilot nor to any members of the public in attendance. 

"All relevant organisations have been informed and the investigation process has been initiated so it would be inappropriate to comment further." 

An investigations now underway to determine what caused the crash.