Woman, 23, who went down in plane crash while strapped to wing speaks out

The self-confessed "huge adrenaline junkie" wing walker who miraculously survived a plane crash at an air show has said she "couldn't wish for a better job" despite the accident.

Hundreds lined the Poole, Dorset seafront over the weekend to see the annual Bournemouth Air Festival show when a plane had to be "diverted" mid-performance.

The crowds thought it was part of the show until an announcement over the tannoy system stated that the pilot would go out of sight due to a technical issue, DorsetLive reported.

Saturday, September 4's incident saw the plane from the AeroSuperBatics display team issue an emergency 'mayday' engine failure call.

Just minutes later, witnesses in the Sandbanks area of Poole saw one of the display planes descending lower and lower in the sky.

It plummeted into the water with the pilot Dave Barrell inside, and performer Kirsten Pobjoy, 23, fixed to the wing.

Both escaped with just minor injuries and now, Kirsten has said she doesn't intend to leave the daredevil job behind.

Kirsten, one of only two full-time daredevil performers in the world, told The Sun: "I honestly couldn't wish for a better job.

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"I want to do it for as long as I can because I'm still just as excited as I was the first time, I took a flight. To me, being a wing walker doesn't feel like a job, it's a lifestyle."

Kirsten added that wingwalking doesn't even feel like work to her.

She added: "I'm a huge adrenaline junkie, too. Once you've had your first adrenaline fix it can become quite addictive and you're always looking for your next thrill."

After the plane went down, Kirsten and the pilot were pulled from the water by a family on a passing dinghy.

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Libby Chambers, 43, was on that dinghy. She told the same publication: "We got to the wreckage within seconds and the pilot had got himself and extricated the winglady from their cockpit.

"We lifted them onto the dinghy. She was screaming in shock but he was so calm and composed, although you could tell he was also shaken up."

The Government's Air Accidents Investigation Branch has now launched an investigation into the crash, with a report expected in a "few months".

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