Man walks away from plane crash

Last updated 09:40 07/04/2013

Relevant offers

Hawke's Bay

Racer gets 3 1/2 years Hastings speed limit debate gathers pace Hawke's Bay oil probe was legal - mayor Bomb squad stood down after Napier library call-out 'Lucky' pleads guilty after WINZ threat Man, 70, jailed for child sex crimes 30 years ago McVicar: Police lack in resources Violent assault on girl walking to school Man crashed car and fled after burgling bar Work and Income guards 'harm all for a few' say clients

A pilot walked away without injuries after crash-landing his small plane on a Gisborne beach.

The tomahawk plane remains on the beach 1km east of the camp ground on East Cape Road, Te Araroa, where it landed about 3.15pm today.

Police central communications Inspector Ken Climo said the male pilot walked away uninjured, but had been checked over by doctors anyway.

Police attended, and the Civil Aviation Authority had been advised of the crash but according to the authority, it was up to the plane's operator to have the plane recovered from the beach, Mr Climo said.

''The plane has been towed up the beach so it is above the high tide mark.''

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

How many coffees do you have a day?

5 or even more

3-4

2

1

Anything from 1-5.

Don't touch the stuff.

Vote Result

Related story: Coffee as we know it at risk of dying

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content