Friday 20 April 2018

Miracle escape in playing field plane crash

The pilot and pasenger of this light aircraft walked away with only a sprained wrist between them
The pilot and pasenger of this light aircraft walked away with only a sprained wrist between them

The pilot and passenger of this light aircraft walked away with only a sprained wrist between them in a miracle escape as their plane suffered an engine failure as it approached an airfield in Co Down last night.

The plane crashed in Dairy Hill playing fields near Newtownards as children on summer holidays played football.

The pilot is believed to have been the chief flying instructor at the local airfield.

John Hughes, chairman of the Ulster Flying Club, said the aircraft was flying in over Newtownards on a runway approach when it experienced engine failure.

The pilot is reportedly being treated in hospital for shock and the passenger suffered a sprained wrist.

Irish Independent

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