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Ultra-light crashes into Ferris wheel in Australia

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People look at an ultra-light Cheetah S200 airplane stuck in a Ferris wheel after it crashed into the fairground attraction following takeoff from a nearby airstrip in Taree, New South Wales, on October 1, 2011. The plane left dangling from the structure trapped its pilot and passenger inside. Two children, a boy and a girl, who were on the ride at the time of the accident were rescued unharmed, police said.

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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 a country festival at Old Bar on Oct. 1. The four people were trapped in the tangled wreckage for hours after the plane crashed into the ride.

The AP reports from CANBERRA, Australia:

 An ultra-light plane crashed into a Ferris wheel at a rural festival in eastern Australia on Saturday, trapping two children on the ride and two adults in the aircraft for hours. There were no serious injuries.

Two children — a 9-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl — were trapped in a carriage at the top of the wheel near the wrecked plane for 90 minutes, police said.

The 52-year-old pilot and his 32-year-old passenger were trapped inside the mangled aircraft more than 30 feet above ground for almost three hours, police said. Read the full story.

A small plane becomes caught in a Ferris wheel, Friday, in Australia. No serious injuries were reported from the scene.