Holy shiz!!! Don't get too relaxed up there!
Two children, ages 9 and 13, were trapped in a carriage at the top of a Ferris wheel when a small ultra-light plane crashed into at a rural festival in eastern Australia.
The pilot and his passenger were left hanging for three hours in the plane when it hit the frame near the top of the ride.
A crane was sent into to free all four of them and THANKFULLY, nobody was hurt. In fact, everyone walked away, unharmed, in the incident.
Pilot Paul Cox didn't even see the Ferris wheel before crashing into it.
"The next thing I knew, I was stopped inside the Ferris wheel. I had no idea for a few minutes and I was just hoping no one got hurt."
Luckily, nobody did. It was a rainy day, which meant many people avoided the outside festival and ride. A paramedic said "the kids were fantastic," adding:
"They were so calm and so well-behaved and very brave. And so were the two gentlemen in the plane. They were just the best patients we could ever hope for, and the best thing about it, no one really had any injuries."
One child who was in the carriage below the plane did get hit by some falling debris, but was not injured - just a little distraught from the incident.
This could have turned into such a major disaster. We're so grateful that nothing more serious happened to anyone involved.
Next time, pilot Paul better steer clear of ANY festivals. Sheesh!!
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