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Commuter Aircraft Crash Lands In New Zealand  
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12189 posts, RR: 18
Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2787 times:
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The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) will investigate today's crash landing of a nine-seater plane on mudflats near Tauranga as the company involved puts up shutters to questions about the incident.

Witnesses hailed the skill of pilot Paul Ensor who walked away unscathed after bringing his twin-engined Britten Norman Islander down on the mudflats at Omokoroa harbour, north-west of Tauranga this morning.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/3912715a10.html

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User currently offlineOwlEye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 959 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2748 times:

It happened also with an Britten Norman Islander of the Belgian Air Force years ago. The pilot succeeded to land safely on a mud plate along the North Sea coast.



User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2698 times:

The company involved was Tauranga-based "Island Air Charters", but the aircraft is ex-Great Barrier and Wings Over Whales looking at the database.


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Thankfully there were no injuries although it doesn't mention any more passengers than the company's owner Mr Ensor, who was flying the plane.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12189 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2661 times:
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Quoting Noelg (Reply 2):
Thankfully there were no injuries although it doesn't mention any more passengers than the company's owner Mr Ensor, who was flying the plane.

According to other news reports, there were only two people on board.


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