Pilot and passenger make miraculous escape and SWIM to shore after their plane crashed into ocean


BREAKING NEWS: Pilot and his passenger make a miraculous escape and SWIM to shore after their plane crashed into the ocean – shocking beachgoers enjoying 31-degree temperatures on the sand

  • Plane crashed at City Beach in Perth on Saturday, emergency crews at scene
  • Incident was at 3.30pm local time in Perth, involved a pilot and one passenger
  • Both were able to safely exit the aircraft after they encountered engine trouble 


A plane has crashed into the ocean at City Beach in Perth – with the pilot and passenger then remarkably swimming to safety.

Police were on the scene after responding to a report of a small aircraft crashing into the water around 3.30pm local time.

It has since been confirmed the aircraft was a small plane, which encountered engine troubles.

Both the pilot and passenger were then forced to manoeuvre the plane into the ocean.

The pair were able to exit the aircraft and get to shore, which was 20 metres away.

After encountering engine trouble, the pilot had to manoeuvre the plane into the ocean at City Beach in Perth (pictured)

With temperatures in Perth above 30 degrees, the incident was witnessed by dozens of beachgoers on Saturday

With temperatures in Perth above 30 degrees, the incident was witnessed by dozens of beachgoers on Saturday

The crash was witnessed by many beachgoers, who were out enjoying the 31 degree temperatures in the West. 

The initial response to the incident included multiple police units on the ground, Water Police (vessel) and Police Air Wing.

City Beach is just 10km from Perth’s CBD.  

A plane has crashed at City Beach in Perth, with police confirming a small aircraft has smashed into the ocean

A plane has crashed at City Beach in Perth, with police confirming a small aircraft has smashed into the ocean 

According to police, the incident unfolded at 3:30pm local time in Perth, with emergency services also responding

According to police, the incident unfolded at 3:30pm local time in Perth, with emergency services also responding

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