HONG KONG: A man died after a small aircraft he was flying plunged into the sea in Hong Kong on Saturday. The crash was reported and emergency responders were seen lifting a body out of the water. “Fire services found an unconscious man in the vicinity, and he died,” a government spokesman told AFP. A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Department said in a statement that the man who died was the pilot, and the plane was a single engine Zlin Z42.

He said the plane fell into the sea near Hong Kong’s rural Tai Po region, located in the city’s outlying New Territories. “There was a pilot and no passengers when this incident occurred,” the spokesman said, citing information provided by the Hong Kong Aviation Club.