By Diane Macpherson
Two men have had a lucky escape after walking away with just minor injuries after their plane crash landed in northern KZN
The ZAP-Wing Cheetah aircraft, which had been on a routine rhino anti-poaching air patrol yesterday, had to make an emergency landing after the pilot experienced mechanical problems.
It came down in the Mduna Royal Game Reserve.
Project Rhino KZN's Sheelagh Antrobus says they are very grateful neither the pilot nor the ranger who'd been on board, were badly hurt.
"Both of them walked away with a couple of cuts and bruises, which is an absolute miracle. We are all very grateful that the pilot and the Observer came out of it almost unscathed.
"It's quite hilly terrain, a difficult area to fly patrols. And it is a low and slow type of aircraft. So yes, very good flying by the pilot," she said.