A Piper Navajo aircraft.
A Piper Navajo aircraft.

Plane clips truck in terrifying near-miss

A PLANE has struck a moving truck on a major road while it attempted to land at the Barwon Heads Airport, Victoria prompting calls from locals for the landing path at the airport to be altered.  

The Geelong Advertiser has been told the Piper PA-31 light plane hit a truck on Barwon Heads Rd after it was thrown off course by a strong wind gust on March 29.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau spokesman Daniel O'Malley said the plane hit the truck about 10.15am.  

"During final approach the aircraft encountered windshear and became low on approach, subsequently striking a truck travelling on a road outside of the aerodrome," Mr O'Malley said yesterday.  

He said the collision left the plane with minor damage to the leg of its landing gear.  

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