Rescue Helicopter Called To Stricken Aircraft

culdrose rescue helicopterThe RNAS Culdrose helicopter was launched on Sunday to help a light aircraft off the coast of Scilly.

The single-engine, Piper Cherokee plane radioed for help after suffering power failure 12 miles west of Land’s End.

Culdrose was alerted at 2.19 pm by the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre at Kinloss and a Sea King rescue helicopter was routed to the scene.

It’s believed they monitored the aircraft until it landed safely at Land’s End Airport.

There were no injuries reported.