THE investigation into a plane crash during last year’s Bournemouth Air Festival is ongoing.

The Air Accident Investigation Branch (AAIB) launched enquiries following the incident on the third day of the event, which saw a wingwalker plane carry out a “successful ditching” in Poole Harbour.

Aerosuperbatics, which is based at Rendcomb Airfield in Cirencester, said the plane was ditched in the water near Sandbanks during a Bournemouth Air Festival Display following “technical difficulties”.

Pilot David Barrell and wingwalker Kirsten Pobjoy sustained minor injuries, while air festival organisers suspended flying for the rest of the day on September 4.

Bournemouth Echo: The AeroSuperBatics aircraft is recovered from the water in Poole Harbour after the incident during last month’s Bournemouth Air Festival

The AAIB initially launched a correspondence investigation before upgrading this to a more comprehensive field investigation.

A spokesperson for the division in the Department for Transport said the accident is still under investigation at the moment.

Field investigations usually take around nine to 12 months to complete.

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