01 Oct '11, 5am

Plane flies into ferris wheel in Australia.

Plane flies into ferris wheel in Australia.

A small plane crashed into a ferris wheel at a small town fair in Australia on Saturday and was left dangling from the structure with its pilot and passenger trapped inside, authorities said. -- PHOTO: AFP SYDNEY (AFP) - A small plane crashed into a ferris wheel at a small town fair in Australia on Saturday and was left dangling from the structure with its pilot and passenger trapped inside, authorities said. Two children, a boy and a girl, who were on the ride at the time of the accident were rescued unharmed, police said. 'The ultra-light Cheetah S200 is currently stuck in the ferris wheel. The pilot and passenger were not injured in the crash,' New South Wales police said in a statement. Police and emergency services were working to stabilise the ride at the Old Bar Festival at Taree, about 250km north-east of Sydney, and rescue the people from the plane. Please enable ...

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