Plane that crashed into trees at Hong Kong golf course is cut free

Workers remove damaged wing and hack down branches

PUBLISHED : Monday, 27 February, 2017, 6:57pm
UPDATED : Monday, 27 February, 2017, 11:02pm

A plane that experienced mechanical failure and plunged into trees on a Ma On Shan golf course and was left hanging from branches on Sunday was lifted to the ground by crane on Monday.

In an operation lasting several hours, firemen and workers removed branches and dismantled the damaged left wing.

The aircraft – an American-made two-seater Cessna 152 owned by the Hong Kong Aviation Club – made an emergency landing at the Garden Farm Golf Centre after running into technical problems on Sunday morning.

A flying instructor and pilot escaped without injuries. The Civil Aviation Department has set up an investigation task force to look into the accident.