Two men hurt when light plane crashes at Port Pirie airport

Two men have been injured when a light plane crashed at the Port Pirie airstrip, north of Adelaide.

Emergency crews were called to the scene just before midday. Police said the single-engine, two-seater Vans RV7 aircraft left the bitumen runway and flipped during landing, ending up on its roof.

The SA Ambulance Service said a man aged 70 was taken to Port Pirie hospital with a head injury. A man, 62, sustained a leg injury. Both men were from New South Wales, police said. An investigation has started into the accident.

Police Superintendent Scott Denny said the men were lucky to survive because the plane was extensively damaged:

“Both the pilot and his passenger are understandably very shaken and very shocked at the incident, but thankfully have survived. They’re in hospital for precautionary measures. Let’s just hope that their injuries are nothing more than minor and they certainly pull through.”

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