Video: New Zealand plane crashes twice in one day
The engine of a micro-light plane stopped mid-air near a popular beach
Published 10/01/2014 | 17:33
The pilot and co-pilot of a New Zealand light aircraft survived crash landing on a New Zealand beach - twice in one day.
A micro-light plane which had recently been fitted with a new engine stopped in mid-air before crash-landing along some rocks near a beach.
The pilots were both unhurt in the incident and managed to steer the plane to a nearby beach where they performed minor repairs on the aircraft.
After checking the aircraft, they attempted to take-off again in front of a crowded beach full of spectators.
But just seconds after it had taken off, the plane's engine failed again, plunging it straight into the waves - much to the horror of those watching on the beach.
Yet even after a second crash, both pilots walked away unscathed - although they said their pride had been injured.
The plane however suffered a broken wing and lost a propeller blade.
Independent News Service