Saturday, January 6, 2018

Ultralight: Accident occurred January 06, 2018 in Taitung, Taiwan

Two occupants of an ultralight aircraft declined medical treatment after making a forced landing on a beach near Chenggong Township in Taitung County.

The plane broke into several pieces after landing.

Taitung County Fire Services Center received the first report of the incident at 15:33 pm. 

A member of the public reported that an airplane had lost power and made a forced landing on the beach, and that two pilots had disembarked from the wrecked aircraft. 

Three emergency vehicles and a coast guard boat were dispatched to the scene.

The occupants of the plane suffered only light abrasions, according to media reports. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Story, photos and video ➤

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An ultralight aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean east of Taitung County, but neither of the two passengers was seriously injured, reports said Saturday.

A member of the public near the town of Chenggong reportedly first saw the aircraft in trouble before it landed on the water close to a beach. He called the emergency services around 3 p.m., the Central News Agency reported.

When rescue workers arrived, the craft had drifted on to the beach upside down and in pieces, reports said.

Initial fears about the passengers proved wrong since both of them had escaped the craft on their own and were only slightly injured. They even turned down the offer of hospital treatment, according to CNA.

Original article can be found here ➤

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