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Bird strike leads to Waikato plane crash

Bird strike leads to Waikato plane crash

Nov 23, 2014 News by Gary Searing

source: NZCity

The occupants of a light plane had a lucky escape when it ran off the end of the runway at Waharoa, near Matamata. A light plane has crashed at a Waikato airfield after a bird got in the way as it was trying to take off. The plane ran off the end of the runway after striking a bird at Waharoa airfield, near Matamata, shortly after noon. Inspector Steve Kose of police communications says nobody was injured in the crash. He was unsure how many people were aboard.