Plane Crash near Helensville [EXCLUSIVE: PHOTO]

TVNZ is reporting a plane has crashed near Helensville:

A light aircraft has crashed in west Auckland today, leaving a passenger with minor injuries, emergency services say. 

The light aircraft crashed near concrete works at West Auckland Airport Parakai, north of Helensville.

Emergency services were called to the scene. 

One person received minor injuries in the accident, ambulance services say.

Here is a photo of the crash I have managed to source  via Facebook:

Plane crash near Parakai Source/ Facebook

Plane crash near Parakai          Source/ Facebook


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  • Sponge

    Looking at that if there are only minor injuries then they were bloody lucky!

  • blokeintakapuna

    When learning to fly, the motto was “any landing you can walk away from is a good landing” Clearly the plane had no power/engine trouble, requiring an “unplanned, off runway event” Great work pilot. Nice save.

    When that cooling fan at the front stops spinning… everyone starts sweating profusely, but none more so than the pilot. Planes fly like bricks without power.

    • Sponge

      They don’t fly like bricks – they glide ok. Look at the Gimli Glider or Air Transat flight 236 for extreme examples.

      I agree about being able to walk away from a landing though.

    • pete

      Actually, having flown this plane for several hundred hours I know it glides (or used to) very well indeed.

  • steve and monique

    Buy a lotto ticket,you are one lucky bugger.

  • pete

    Hmmmmm. I used to fly that plane for that operator. Wonder what went wrong.

  • cows4me

    Air force Liarbore.