Pilot's lucky escape as aircraft flips on runway

Emergency services respond to the aircraft rollover north of Coffs Harbour.
Emergency services respond to the aircraft rollover north of Coffs Harbour. FRANK REDWARD

A PILOT has had a lucky escape after the vintage light aircraft he was flying flipped on a private runway. 

It is understood the single-engined aircraft rolled onto its roof as it approached take off on an airstrip on a private property along Johnson's Rd, Sandy Beach, just after 4.30pm.

Paramedics, police and firefighters rushed to the location to find the pilot, a man aged in his 60s, had escaped from the cockpit uninjured.

He was the sole occupant of the aircraft, police media said.

The aircraft, a De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth, was extensively damaged and the impact broke the plane's propeller and tail.  

Topics:  aerial incident sandy beach, editors picks, plane crash



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