A light plane crashed onto a busy sporting field around 30 km away from Sydney Olympic Park where the Indian cricket team has been staying in Australia.
The plane crashed at Cromer Park at a time when local cricketers and football players were playing there. The incident occurred just before 4:30 PM (local time) and reportedly after the plane’s engine stopped working mid-air.
“I yelled out to the guys in the shed, I just said run. They started running,” Greg Rollins, the senior vice-president of the Cromer Cricket Club was quoted as saying stuff.co.nz.
“The plane started to smoke and I thought we had to get these guys out. The plane looked like it was going to blow up. The victims were still conscious but they were ‘not in a good way’. One guy, his face wasn’t good. They hit hard enough to do a lot of damage but they’re alive, that’s the main thing,” Rollins added.