Pilot, Wife Walk Away From Small Plane Crash on Suburban Golf Course

The crash occurred at the Saint David’s Country Club along the 800 block of Radnor Street Road in Wayne, Pennsylvania, Wednesday afternoon

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A pilot and his wife were hurt, but survived, after a small plane crashed on a golf course in Wayne, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday.

The 70-year-old pilot and his wife were flying a small Cirrus 22 single engine plane from Fort Myers, Florida, enroute to Wings Field in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, with a stop for fuel in South Carolina.

During the flight, the aircraft suffered a mechanical failure, police said. The pilot then spotted an open area on the golf course at St. David's Country Club along the 800 block of Radnor Street Road in the Wayne section of Tredyffrin Township around 3:30 p.m.

The pilot made an emergency landing near the 14th hole of the golf course. The plane hit a slight rise in the terrain before coming to rest near pine trees, police said.

"They said it hit the ground, bounced up, went over the tee box, and into the tree," Ken Jones, the president of St. David's Country Club, told NBC10. "The best outcome. If it hadn’t bounced, it would have gone head on into the tee box perhaps, and the outcome would have been more serious. It’s miraculous, quite honestly.”

Tredyffrin Township Police as well as Radnor and Berwyn firefighters responded to the scene. Both the pilot and his wife were conscious and taken to Paoli Memorial Hospital. Officials have not yet revealed their conditions.

The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are both investigating the incident.

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