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April 19, 2021

Light plane flips at Ballina airport

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A pilot has escaped injury after a light plane flipped onto its roof while landing at Ballina airport this morning.

The pilot has told police that his four-seater plane was hit by a strong gust of wind when coming in to land at Ballina Airport around 9.50am.

The plane flipped and landed on its roof.

The pilot, who was the only person on board, was able to get himself out of the plane unaided. He had flown from Lismore.

Local police officers managed to flip the plane back onto its wheels and the runway was reopened.

The incident will be referred to air safety investigators.


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