Plane Hits Ferris Wheel: Everybody's OK

Four people were trapped for a while in Australia
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2011 11:23 AM CDT
Plane Hits Ferris Wheel: Everybody's OK
Two men and their ultra-light plane hang from a Ferris wheel while two children sit in a carriage near the top of the ride at Old Bar, Australia, Saturday.   (AP Photo/Carl Muxlow)

(Newser) – Precisely the last thing you want to see while on a Ferris wheel: an incoming plane. An ultra-light craft crashed into a ride in Australia, and somehow nobody got seriously hurt, reports AP. The Cheetah S200 smashed into the top of the wheel and got stuck there, trapping two kids in a carriage for about 90 minutes and the plane's two people for about three hours. The pilot never saw it: "The next thing I knew, I was stopped inside the Ferris wheel," he said. "I had no idea for a few minutes and I was just hoping no one got hurt." (Read more Ferris wheel stories.)

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