Monday 31 January 2022

Pilot and passenger escape with scratches after light plane hits Kangaroo

A pilot and his passenger have walked away with only minor scratches after their small plane crashed in a paddock near Augusta — the aircraft believed to have hit a kangaroo on landing.
Emergency services were called to reports the light aircraft had crashed and flipped on the paddock near Lukes Road about 10.30am on Sunday.

It is understood the aircraft was landing in the paddock when it hit a kangaroo, causing it to flip.
The pilot, a male in his 70s, and his passenger, a male in his 60s, were not seriously injured and suffered only scratches.
The pair were taken by ambulance to Augusta hospital as a precaution.
Firefighters were also called to the scene but were not required to extinguish any flames nor extricate the occupants.

It comes days after another light plane crashed and flipped while landing at Murrayfield Aerodrome near Mandurah last Monday morning. Four people, including a four-year-old child, also miraculously escaped without serious injury.

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