Two men have made a miraculous escape from a crashed plane after it dove into the water off City Beach, near the Perth CBD.
Two men have made a miraculous escape from a crashed plane after plummeting into the water off City Beach in Perth, just 10 kilometres from the CBD.
Police responded to a report of a small aircraft hitting the water at about 3.30pm on Saturday, local time. The plane’s pilot had been forced to steer it into the ocean after reporting engine troubles.
He and his passenger both managed to exit the plane and make their way to shore, which was only about 20 metres away. Incredibly, they suffered only minor injuries.
The response from emergency services included multiple police units, Water Police and a Police Air Wing helicopter.