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A pilot and their passenger succeeded in avoiding a severe crash in Adelaide when the nose of their plane smashed into the tarmac.
The light twin-engine plane pilot performed an emergency landing at Parafield Airport at about 1.30 AM on Wednesday.
A notification was reached just after midnight to Emergency services that one plane needed to land urgently and required assistance.
South Australia police stated in a comment that “The pilot told a defect with the nose wheel and could not verify it was locked down or not in preparing for landing.”
Police said, “Some lower altitude fly-bys verified the nose wheel could not be seen in the downward position.”
In diving into the tarmac, the pilot received a final strategy and arrived on two wheels.
As the plane decelerated, the aircraft’s nose got sliding and crashed with the tarmac.
A tweet from a reporter stated, “Two pilots have stepped away from this crisis landing at Parafield Airport just after night. The plane was a practice aircraft for Bruce Hartwig flying school, & the organization says the nose wheel collapsed.”
Airport safety officers made the plane ready for the emergency landing. Further, the fire crews, an ambulance, and police also attended and witnessed the whole scene.
Fortuitously, there were no reported injuries to the pilot or passenger, who were both able to leave the plane themselves. There were no fire, no fuel spill, and no accidents.
A report will be made for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), and the aircraft will be examined for production or engineering problems.
Also, the Policemen, airport safety officers, paramedics, and firefighters, gathered at the emergency landing place and praised the pilot for great work. It was a brave approach to pull off an emergency landing at midnight.