Plane lands on Durban beach

2010-07-28 20:07
Durban - A light aircraft landed on Durban's South Beach on Wednesday afternoon after its engine failed, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said.

"The pilot landed on all three wheels and knocked over a pole. Neither the co-pilot nor the pilot nor members of the public were injured," ER24 spokesperson Derrick Banks said of the landing.

"Paramedics along with other emergency personnel arrived on the scene to find the aircraft still on three wheels in the middle of the beach. Members of public had gathered around the plane in amazement," he said.

Both occupants of the fixed-wing, single engine plane were men, in their twenties. One was a trainee pilot.

"It is believed that the light aircraft had started to have engine failure. The pilot ... noticed open space on the beach and prepared for landing."

The only visible damage was to the left wing of the aircraft that hit the pole in the sand.
- SAPA
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