Video: Plane crashes twice on New Zealand beach

Plane Crashes Twice on New Zealand Beach

A light aircraft crashed twice in one day on a New Zealand beach.

The pilot and co-pilot survived both crashes but said their pride had been injured.

In the first crash, the micro-light plane stopped mid-air before crash landing along rocks near the beach.

The pilots managed to steer the plane to a nearby beach to make minor repairs, the Independent reports.

But when taking off a second time, the plane's engine failed again and it plunged into the sea in front of a crowd of people.

"Basically the engine stopped, the sort of thing a pilot doesn't want to hear especially if he's only got one engine," pilot Dennis Horn told New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ.

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