The incident occurred last Saturday. Two local residents attempted to fly home to Branscombe from the city of Bodmin, where an exhibition of vintage planes and cars was taking place.
According to the 47-year-old Zac Rockey, who was at the helm of the aircraft, after the engine failure, he had virtually no choice but to land on the beach.
"You are looking for a place where there are people nearby or something else, so that when difficulties arise, you could get help faster. You know, I've had better runways. This was not ideal," the pilot said.
Work has begun to dismantle the plane that landed on Sidmouth beach yesterday pic.twitter.com/MhjFVlnIgk— Daniel Clark (@HEDanielClark) 6 мая 2018 г.
The plane that landed on one of Sidmouth's beaches at low tide yesterday evening is being dismantled so that it can be removed. @guardian @Telegraph @DevonLiveNews @cnni @MailOnline @MirrorBreaking_ pic.twitter.com/JMCkiG2CVi— Surviving Sixty (@survivingsixty) 6 мая 2018 г.
Coastguard teams helping to recover the plane at Sidmouth. The pilot and passenger safely made emergency landing around 5pm pic.twitter.com/wJZ1yLevk7— Heidi Davey (@HeidiDavey) 5 мая 2018 г.