The amphibious amateur-built aircraft in a Port Macquarie paddock this morning.
Pic: Jacinta Bailey
Two elderly men escaped injury when their amphibious aircraft suffered engine trouble heading out of Port Macquarie this morning.
The men - one from Melbourne, the other from Cairns -were "hopping" the light aircraft to Innisfail from Melbourne when trouble struck this morning.
The pilots had barely left Port Macquarie airport when they were forced into a "controlled landing" in a paddock near the Oxley-Pacific highway intersection about 8am.
It is understood the men put to use the long grass in an open paddock to help cushion their landing.
The aircraft, believed to be amateur built, was not seriously damaged.
Who's paddock was it? Find out in Monday's Port News: http://www.portnews.com.au