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Pilot escapes injury after plane crash on Tory Island

A spokesperson for The Air Accident Investigations Unit confirmed that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the event.

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A PILOT WALKED away with minor injuries after his plane crash-landed on a small island off the coast of Donegal.

The incident took place yesterday at about 7pm on the small Tory Island which is situated about 15km off the mainland.

A spokesperson for The Air Accident Investigations Unit confirmed that it is investigating the circumstances surrounding the event, with a view to determining whether to launch a full investigation into it.

The aircraft is a microlight Streak Shadow model and is believed to have been flown by a Brazilian man.

It is believed that the aircraft made a forced landing near the lighthouse on Tory Island.

Despite the plane having crash-landed, the pilot only suffered minor injuries.

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