Man hurt in Nth Otago microlight crash

Emergency services at the crash scene. Photo David Bruce
Emergency services at the crash scene. Photo David Bruce

A 72-year-old Waimate man is in Oamaru Hospital with severe abrasions and bruising after crashing his microlight plane at Hilderthorpe, near Oamaru, this afternoon.

Emergency services were called at 2.25pm to the incident in Macdonalds Rd, after the microlight crashed into a hedge near a house.

Police said the man had taken off from Oamaru airport, but lost power, possibly due to a mechanical fault.

The microlight was badly damaged.

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