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Light plane crashes into ferris wheel in Australia

There were no injuries Saturday when an ultra-light plane crashed into a ferris wheel erected at the end of a grass airstrip for a country fair at Taree on Australia's east coast.

Police told national broadcaster ABC that the plane failed to clear the ferris wheel on take-off.

The pilot and passenger of the Cheetah S200 had a lucky escape as their craft wedged in the structure of the fairground ride.

A boy and a girl were stranded aboard the ferris wheel because it was safest for them to stay there until the ultra-light could be removed.

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