Major search after suspected plane crash 'stood down'

A major air and sea search operation near Fishguard, Pembrokeshire has been 'stood down'. The search was launched amid reports that a plane may have crashed. Residents in Trefin reported two fast jets flying low overhead just after 7pm.

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MOD: 'Highly unlikely' jet would break sound barrier

The Ministry of Defence told ITV Wales that it's "not impossible" that a military aircraft was flying low over the Pembrokeshire coast last night.

It follows concerns that an aircraft had gone into the sea at Trefin near Fishguard - a search and rescue operation was was later stood down.

Witnesses had reported a loud blast in the area shortly after 7pm, but an MOD spokesman said it was "highly unlikely" this was a sonic boom.

"Breaking the sound barrier over land is prohibited by regulation," said the spokesman.

"The only time a pilot would do it is in an emergency situation."

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