The Channel Islands AirSearch rescue plane crashed last night in a field in St Mary. The good news is all five crew walked away from it. Even more good news, the people the aeroplane were searching for were also found and are safe. That’s a pretty happy ending to the news story, but as you can see there is now no rescue plane available should someone else need assistance.
Channel Islands AirSearch are a registered charity and they are definitely going to need your help to get that plane repaired. You can see quite a lot of damage, and the plane was equipped with expensive infrared scanning equipment under the nose, which is now firmly wedged in a tree. That all needs repair or replacing, and it is up to us in the community being served to help out.
I saw a few low-resolution, copyrighted images when looking for photos of the crash this morning. That wasn’t really good enough for me so I went up and shot some photos which I’ve released copyright-free to the Public Domain. You can see them below. You may use the images for any purpose, including commercial use. If you want to make a contribution for use of the images go to that JustGiving link above and make a donation instead.
Well done to the pilot, that’s a perfectly good landing and we’ll get another plane if we need it. And thanks to the States of Jersey Police Officer who kindly allowed me up the hill for the longer shots with the coastline in the background.