Two people survive plane crash into sewage pond in New Zealand

Two people survive plane crash into sewage pond in New Zealand

Published : Monday, 25 Oct 2010, 9:08 AM EDT
(NewsCore) – Two people survived a plane crash into a sewage pond in New Zealand on Monday, the Waikato Times reported.
The single-engine Cessna came down in the pond at the end of a runway at Thames Airport, about 56 miles (90km) southeast of Auckland, while the pilot was practicing a touch-and-go maneuver about 10:20am local time.
Fire service acting shift manager Tania Matthews confirmed the two pilots in the aircraft escaped injury.
Les Raine, a flying instructor who saw the crash, said the plane’s engine was completely submerged in the pond and would likely be “a complete write off.”
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