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Pilot airlifted from sea after crash

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A pilot was airlifted to safety after his two-man aircraft crashed into the Irish Sea on Tuesday.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, was winched to safety by a rescue helicopter after he was spotted on the wing of the Avid Speedwing single engine aircraft.

He is believed to have flown from Britain before going down off the south east coast of Ireland.

A spokesman for Ireland's Department of Transport said he was suffering from shock and hypothermia but no life-threatening injuries.

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