Last updated 15:56 11/02/2011
A student pilot from Oman walked away from a light aircraft crash at Omaka Airfield near Blenheim just after 3pm today.
The 21-year-old flying student from the Nelson Aviation College has been in New Zealand for 11 months, a reporter at the scene was told.
Police said he was a little shaken but was not injured, after the crash.
The Cessna ZK-FGE reportedly came in for a routine landing at 65 knots, the plane bounced, a wheel collapsed and it went up on its nose before coming to a stop.
Vince Gardner, who flies with the Marlborough Aero Club, was second on the scene. He saw the plane crashed on its nose. He and another person who rushed to the crashed plane checked the pilot was all right, and turned the power off the plane, he said.
Omaka Airfield is a club field about 5km from Blenheim.
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