Lucky escape for pilot

INJURY AVOIDED: A pilot has walked away uninjured after the light plane he was flying was caught in a crosswind and missed the runway at the Lucindale airfield on Saturday.

WINDY conditions caused a light plane to miss the runway at Lucindale airfield on Saturday, coming to rest in scrub some distance from the airstrip.

At around noon, a pilot attempted to land when the light plane was hit by a crosswind, causing it to miss the runway by 50 metres.

The pilot – who was the sole occupant of the aircraft

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