Australian Masters Games

Praise for pilot following emergency landing

2 October 2015

Praise for pilot following emergency landing

The Australian Masters Games praises the efforts of the pilot involved in a light aircraft emergency landing earlier today.

At approximately 2:30pm, the aircraft carrying Games participants experienced engine difficulties and made an emergency landing at Victoria Park.

The aircraft was engaged in rehearsals for the Australian Masters Games parachuting competition, with four passengers and one pilot on board.

Emergency services responded to the incident and a 63-year-old from Queensland, a 62-year-old from South Australia, a 57-year-old from Victoria and a 55-year-old from South Australia – all Games participants, along with the pilot, were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

The Australian Masters Games praises the pilot for his fine work in executing an emergency landing and is thankful all passengers are safe.

The matter will now be in the hands of the Civil Aviation Authority.

Any further implications on the parachuting competition at the Australian Masters Games will be determined in conjunction with the sports convenor.

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