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A St Lucian pilot who narrowly escaped the jaws of death after his plane crashed in St Vincent on Monday has been speaking about the ordeal, and how he was able to survive.

Wayne McDiarmed who has twenty three years experience flying, took off from St Lucia a little after 1 pm on Monday en route to St Vincent aboard a five passenger Cessna 337 aircraft, when he says he and his co pilot began to encounter difficulty in the air.

He says there had been no sign of trouble before take-off and that it was a routine flight. He adds that attempts to land the plane in a grass field proved difficult because of gusty winds conditions.

McDiarmed says the plane overshot the runway as he tried to land the aircraft on the runway at Argyle.

Mr McDiarmed says despite the mishap, he will take to the airways again , considering what he says are the statistics that more people died on land incidents than in the air.

While he notes that he will await the results on an ongoing investigation to ascertain the cause for the crash he has dismissed it as an accident.

Marvin Tekay, a Grenadian pilot who was also aboard the aircraft also sustained injuries but has been reported to be in stable condition.
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