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Two injured in light plane crash at Eneabba in WA


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Got this off the Western Australian Newspaper web site.....


Two men survive plane crash in Eneabba



16th December 2007, 15:45 WST





Two men have escaped serious injury after their light plane ripped apart in a crash landing in Western Australia’s northern wheatbelt.


Insp John Gibson said the two men from Eneabba, about 280km north of Perth, crash landed in a paddock at the Rainbow Valley Farm, about 7km north of the small farming and mining town about 1pm today.


Police and emergency services were called to the crash scene in WA’s midwest.


Insp Gibson said it was understood the plane crashed as the men, aged in their 50s, approached a farm airstrip.


“The very early indication is that it was coming in to land, it may have hit power lines and the fuselage has been ripped in half,†he said.


A St John Ambulance spokeswoman said the men were being airlifted to Royal Perth Hospital in Perth this afternoon with non-life-threatening injuries.


She said one of the men had injured his right ankle and sustained head injuries and the other had minor injuries.





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  • 2 weeks later...

It might also be, that the reported farm strip was, in fact, just the paddock next door to the sheds. The probability of power lines is directly increased by the locations' proximity to buildings. After many years of similar 'airstrip' instructions from farmer clients, I became very, very, very wary.


Whatever the ATSB report, probably a lesson here.



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