Sunday, September 02, 2012

Jabiru ultralight: Pilot escapes injury in fiery aircraft crash - near Bairnsdale in eastern Victoria, Australia

AN ultra light pilot has walked away from his aircraft unharmed after crashing in farmland and watching his plane burst into flames in Victoria's east this afternoon. 

 Police say the pilot, in his 20's, was 500 metres in the air when his engine started faltering and he made a quick decision to land on some flat farm land at Johnsonville, near Bairnsdale.

They say his craft hit an overhead optic cable as he came into land at around 1.40pm (AEST).

Police say he was able to unstrap himself from his harness and get clear of the crash site before the plane went up in flames.

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