14 Feb 2011

Tauranga pilot escapes crash unhurt

9:06 pm on 14 February 2011

A pilot has walked away unharmed after his light plane crashed at Tauranga Airport on Monday afternoon.

Emergency services say it appears the 60-year-old Tauranga man's plane was caught in a cross-wind while trying to take off from one of the airport's grass runways.

The crash will be investigated by the Civil Aviation Authority.