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No one injured in plane force landing

April 8, 2019 2:56 pm

Police are at the scene where a seaplane crash-landed in a cane field earlier this morning.

The incident occurred in Saweni, Lautoka at around 11am.

The plane belonging to Turtle Airways was traveling back from an island resort conveying four passengers.

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Police say the three passengers have been medically evacuated and are reported to have luckily escaped without any serious injuries.

The pilot who also escaped unharmed is still at the scene.

Eyewitness Deo Raj, told FBC News he was in his plantation when he heard a loud noise.

“I was in my farm when I heard a loud bang and when I looked I saw the plane in the cane field. I also called out my neighbours for us to go and help the passengers and pilot.”

Attempts to get comments from Turtle Airways has been unsuccessful at this stage.

Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji is expected to comment on the matter later.

Stay with us for more details on this developing story.

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