18 May 2010

Sunair Ouch!

Source : http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10645722

Three people escaped injury last night after the nose wheel on this small plane failed to come down - forcing the pilot to make an emergency landing at Hawkes Bay Airport. Emergency services responded just after 9pm to calls saying a plane had crashed. However, when police, fire and ambulance staff arrived, they found that no one had been injured. A man who saw the plane minutes before the crash-landing said it appeared the front wheel had collapsed. "The aircraft kept circling for a long time, so it looked like something was going to happen." A fire crew remained at the scene for about two hours as a safety precaution. Police spokesman Inspector Paul Jermy said the incident "certainly would have been frightening" for the people on board the plane.

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