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Bizarre Photo: Private Plane Ends Up in the Middle of a German Street


The pilot of a tiny private Cesna sport plane made an emergency landing on a small street in western Germany, clipping the side of a house and a lamppost.

Police in Stockstadt am Main say no residents were injured and the 47-year-old pilot and his wife were only lightly hurt in Sunday's crash of a Cessna in the densely populated area, the news agency DAPD reported. It said the street was only 16 feet (5 meters) wide.

Police said the plane was forced down due to a technical defect, but gave no details.

The Daily Mail reports that the couple have been hobby fliers for many years  and had charted the plane earlier in the day to fly to Achaffenburg for a day out. Damage to the street has been estimated at £45,000. Air safety watchdogs from the German government took away the carcass of the Cessna to determine what caused the engine to fail.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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