A sea plane experiencing engine troubles ditched in Bonville Creek. Photo: Contributed
A sea plane experiencing engine troubles ditched in Bonville Creek. Photo: Contributed Contributed

Sea plane ditches in Bonville Creek

A SINGLE engine sea plane was forced to ditch in Bonville Creek at Sawtell a short time ago after losing power.

The experienced pilot told bystanders he encountered mechanical problems during a flight between Wollongong and the Gold Coast.

He said he had tried to reach the Coffs Harbour Airport on a slow descent but had to land in the creek on the low tide around 10.45am.

The aircraft was undamaged and the pilot was able to take-off a short time later.   

  • For the full story see tomorrow's Coffs Coast Advocate.


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