Local cricketers and footballers survived a scare when a light plane crashed into sporting field missing a sporting shed by a few meters in Australia.
Cricket and football matches were underway when the plane careened into the field, just missing a sporting shed where about a dozen people were gathered.
Local Cricketers And Footballers Survive Scare
However, the two occupants of the plane survived the crash. It is learnt that the duo belonged to a flying school. The plane crashed due to some technical errors.
Cricket and football matches were in process in the local ground when the plane crashed missing a sporting shed where about 12 people were gathered.
The players ran helter-skelter on seeing the plane approaching. A 24-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital with multiple broken bones. In contrast, the second man who in his 30s, was taken by an ambulance complaining of back pain as an investigation into the crash will be conducted.
Greg Rollins And Scott Manning Ran Screaming
Some 30 km from Sydney Olympic Park, where the Indian cricket team is in quarantine before series against Australia, which comprises of 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is and 4 Tests, the plane carrying two people crashed scaring local cricketers and footballers who fled to avoid injuries in the sporting field at Cromer Park where they were playing matches on Saturday.
“I yelled out to the guys in the shed, I just said run. They started running,” Greg Rollins, the senior vice-president of the Cromer Cricket Club was quoted as saying stuff.co.nz
“The plane started to smoke and I thought we had to get these guys out. The plane looked like it was going to blow up. The victims were still conscious but they were ‘not in a good way’. One guy, his face wasn’t good. They hit hard enough to do a lot of damage but they’re alive, that’s the main thing,” Rollins was quoted as saying.
Scott Manning, whose father and girlfriend were inside the sporting shed told Nine Network, “I ran screaming and he [the pilot] somehow just got over the top of that shed. That would have taken out, I’m sure, 12 people.”
The two occupants of the plane, which reportedly belonged to a flying school and crashed after its engine stalled mid-air, have survived despite the injuries. Local cricketers and footballers were unhurt despite the crash in Australia.