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'Flying vet' down, not out

PUBLISHED: 10:31 22 February 2008 | UPDATED: 13:51 10 October 2012

Maurice Kirk is out of hospital after a sea landing

Maurice Kirk, aged 62, continues to tempt fate with heroic long distance flights. Details are sketchy, but we have just learned that he came down in the sea 75 miles north west of Puerta Plata near the Dominion Republic last Saturday 16 February. He managed to broadcast a Mayday and a US coastguard helicopter found him at dusk by tracking his emergency radio beacon.Maurice released himself from hospital and is reported trying to recover his downed Piper Cub.

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