Teenager saved from burning plane says he and his family are 'very lucky' to be alive

A teenager saved from a burning plane after it crashed on the A40 near Abergavenny says he and his family are "very lucky people".

Jack Moore, 19, was flying in the plane with his sister Billie Manley, 16, and their pilot uncle Stuart Moore when the light aircraft hit overhead power cables.

The plane burst into flames when it attempted an emergency landing on the busy A40 but did not hit any passing cars.

The three plane passengers were treated for their injuries at the scene and then taken to Neville Hall Hospital. Aneurin Bevan University Health Board have confirmed to ITV News that all three have been discharged.

Pilot Stuart had taken off from Abergavenny Airfield in South Wales to fly to Old Trafford to see Cardiff City face Manchester United.

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Two men who were first on the scene at a light aircraft crash near Abergavenny described how the plane "burst into flames" in front of their eyes.

Daniel Nicholson and Joel Starr helped pull the pilot and passengers of the aircraft to safety following the crash on the A40 on Sunday 12 May.

Gwent Police were called to the scene at 11am on Sunday as drivers were left stranded in the hard shoulder. The road was later reopened.