29 Aug 2009

Pilot ejects safely as light plane crashes

6:33 pm on 29 August 2009

The Fire Service says a pilot has escaped unharmed after crashing a light plane into a paddock in Opaheke, south of Auckland.

Eyewitnesses say the pilot ejected and fell safely to the ground in a parachute.

Firefighters were on their way late Saturday afternoon to the downed plane.