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Plane crashes into Ferris wheel in Australia

October 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two adults and two children escaped serious injury after a plane crashed into a Ferris wheel in Australia.

The incident happened in Old Bar, Australia, a coastal village about 200 miles north of Sydney.

The ultra-light plane slammed into the Ferris wheel, trapping a 13-year-old girl and her 9-year-old brother on the ride.

The pilot and his passenger were stuck inside the mangled aircraft.

"When I turned around, there was just this big plane right behind me. Oh, I was so scared and Jesse was screaming," said Amber Arndell.

"Just went to take off, do a go around. I didn't even see the Ferris wheel there, nose up and straight into it. The next thing I knew, I was stopped inside the Ferris wheel," described the pilot, Paul Cox.

Rescuers used a crane to get everyone down. The kids were out in about 90 minutes.

It took nearly three hours to get the pilot and passenger out of the wrecked plane.