Video: Police investigate low-flying plane 'buzzing beachgoers'
pilot of a low-flying plane which shocked beach users in Brean
this week has been criticised by an aviation expert.
Rob Keeping, who was on the beach at the time, says he intends
to report the incident involving a single-engine plane to the
Civil Aviation Authority.
a pilot with 25 years of flying experience, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It was downright dangerous to have flown a plane so low
along the tideline with people about on the beach below. I estimate
it was only around 30-50ft above the sea."
the engine had spluttered the plane would have quickly come down
into the water, putting the pilot's life in danger and potentially
the families on the beach around."
incident, captured on video, saw the plane fly over several groups
of beach users paddling in the sea during this week's hot weather.
plane swooped low along the beach and then flew in a northerly
direction before climbing steeply to soar over Brean Down where
it was lost from sight," added Rob.
beach warden says he also saw the plane and added that the incident
is being investigated by police.