2 Jul 2010

Pilot escapes crash with minor injury

1:45 pm on 2 July 2010

A pilot has escaped serious injury after the light aircraft he was flying crashed while trying to land at Whangarei airport.

A Northern Fire Communications spokesperson says the Cessna's engine apparently failed.

The aircraft landed on a road outside Whangarei airport at 10.51am on Friday.

The fire service says the pilot, the only person in the aircraft, walked away from the crash with only a gash to his head.