Pilot walks away from micro-light crash

A pilot has escaped with minor injuries after a micro-light plane crash in south Otago this afternoon.

Police received a call from a member of public advising they had seen a plume of smoke after a micro-light aircraft crashed due to a forced landing near Waipahi Highway between Pukerau and Gore.

The pilot escaped with minor injuries and is being treated by ambulance at the scene.

CAA has been advised and will be investigating.

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