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October 1, 2011

Plane Crashes Into Ferris Wheel in Australia

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By: BNO News
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A small plane crashed into a ferris wheel at a fair on the eastern coast of Australia on late Saturday morning, police said, miraculously causing no injuries.

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The accident happened just after 10 a.m. local time when an ultra-light Cheetah S200 aircraft crashed into the top of a ferris wheel at a fair in Old Bar, a coastal town near Taree about 315 kilometers (196 miles) north of Sydney.

“The ultra-light Cheetah S200 is currently stuck in the ferris wheel,” a spokesperson for the New South Wales Police Force said. “Police from Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command are at the location and have secured the area.”

Two people were on board the aircraft while two children, a boy and a girl, were on the ferris wheel at the time of the accident. “They have not been injured,” the spokesperson added. “Police and emergency services are working to safely remove the children from the ferris wheel and the occupants from the plane.”

It was not immediately known what caused the accident, which happened at the end of a grass airstrip.

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