A pilot guided his light plane and his five passengers to a safe landing in shallow waters in northern Australia yesterday — and walked away with his baggage.
The dual-propeller Piper Chieftain experienced engine trouble shortly after take off.
Pilot Steve Bolle brought the plane to rest on a sand bar in Darwin Harbour in an emergency landing reminiscent of the dramatic splashdown of an Airbus in New York’s Hudson River last month.
All six people were able to wade the 200 yards to the beach. News photos showed a drenched Bolle lugging his bag ashore with him.