Pilot averts landing drama in Klerksdorp

2012-03-08 11:21

Plane makes emergency landing in PE

2012-03-07 09:28

Watch this amateur footage of a small twin engined aeroplane making an emergency landing at the Port Elizabeth airport on Tuesday. WATCH

Johannesburg - A pilot used his skill to get the faulty landing gear of his light aircraft to engage before making an emergency landing near Klerksdorp on Thursday, paramedics said.

"We had a team on standby but the pilot performed a series of manoeuvres to activate the landing gear and was able to land safely," Netcare 911 spokesperson Jeffrey Wicks said.

A rescue team waited at the airfield outside the North West town at 08:00 for the plane to land.

Wicks said the pilot was the only person in the single propeller plane.

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