HERE is everything we know so far about yesterday’s plane crash.

Traffic on the A40 between Raglan and Abergavenny was at a stand-still on May 12, due to a light aircraft crashing into the road after it collided with “overhead wiring.”

South Wales Argus:

The major incident also affected bus services, as the carnage was on the road, and train services due to the damage to power lines.

Three passengers were treated by paramedics, but their injuries were not life-threatening, with Welsh Ambulance Service confirming that two of these people were taken to Nevill Hall Hospital, in Abergavenny, with minor injuries.

South Wales Argus:

The crash (Picture: Martin Barnfield)

The hero of the day was an ex-British Army bomb disposal expert, Joel Starr, who suffers from PTSD and dragged three people from the wreckage.

Mr Starr said "A young lad had managed to crawl out through the broken window, as I got there a young woman was crawling out of the window.

“I grabbed her by the belt buckle and just dragged her clear. The pilot put his hands out - grabbed both of them - pulled him out clear of the plane."


Hero who pulled the survivors of the A40 plane crash from the burning wreckage was an ex-bomb disposal expert with PTSD

The chaotic scene was also attended by Gwent Police, who were called around 11am.

South Wales Argus:

Police officers redirecting traffic near the A40 plane crash site

They were joined by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS), Welsh Ambulance Service Trust and Western Power.

SWFRS area manager, Jason Evans, said: “There were three occupants on board, and they were rescued with the assistance of passers-by.

“SWFRS resources were quickly on scene, with two fire appliances from Abergavenny, one from Blaenavon and a rescue tender from Malpas.

“19 firefighters attended and used two hose reels and four breathing apparatus and foam to extinguish the light aircraft.

“The light aircraft damaged power lines close to the rail track and trains were stopped as a precaution in the area.”


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The accident left 498 people without power, as two overhead cables were damaged, but Western Power Distribution had 426 of these up and running within 43 minutes.

Normality has now resumed in the area.