Air and sea search stood down after earlier reports of 'plane crash' off Fishguard

Western Telegraph: Police at the Ship Inn, Trefin, following reports of a 'plane crash'.The search was later called off. Police at the Ship Inn, Trefin, following reports of a 'plane crash'.The search was later called off.

Emergency services have stood down a search following earlier reports of a potential plane crash off Fishguard this evening (Wednesday)

A major air and sea search was launched taking after reports of planes flying low and a loud bang being heard.

The incident was reported at about 7.15pm.

A rescue helicopter from RAF Chivenor and RNLI lifeboats from Fishguard and St Davids were launched but were later stood down.

The MOD has said that the reports did not involve a military aircraft.

Milford Haven Coastguard said they did not believe there was anything in the area.

Inspector Amanda Diggins of Dyfed-Powys Police told the Western Telegraph that there was a military exercise in the area where the earlier reports of a potential plane crash was reported and emergency services responded in good faith to the reports.

Investigations revealed that all aircraft had returned to base and searches were stood down as a result.

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