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Light aircraft caught in zip-line near Sun City, South Africa

Old 28th Sep 2018, 15:49
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Light aircraft caught in zip-line near Sun City, South Africa


Johannesburg - The Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre says it has managed to rescue two people from a small private plane thatís caught in a zip line in the North West.

The centre's Funky White says the pair is unharmed and currently receiving medical attention.

She says while the plane is still hanging on the zip line near Sun City, it's not yet clear how it got there.
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 05:32
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It seems pretty clear how it got there...
Not much holding it on the wire- one blade gone and the wire just lodged behind the boss. It looks as if the rescue chaps sensibly got a karabiner onto the wire and a strap to the airframe in case it fell off.
Very lucky that no-one appeared to be upstream and travelling down the zip wire at the time or the cockpit could have got a bit crowded.
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Old 7th Oct 2018, 23:55
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Kudos to the rescue crew. Great effort to get the two down from that.
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