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.