The plane was eventually dismantled.


A light plane made a forced landing on the Cami de S'Horta Vella in the municipality of Felanitx yesterday. One of the four occupants was slightly injured in the accident. The 112 emergency service reported that the accident, the causes of which are unknown, occurred shortly before 1pm yesterday. A team of firemen from Felanitx rushed to the scene, in case of fire, and paramedics who arrived with an ambulance gave emergency first aid to the the injured party. The plane, a Cessna 172, was being flown by its owner, a German aged about 50, accompanied by his wife and two other people. It is believed that the plane got into difficulties when the engine overheated. The pilot decided to try an emergency landing on the road from Portocolom to S'Horta, which is not very busy. He managed to land on the road but then apparently lost control when the wings hit an electricity post and the stone wall lining the road. The plane had taken off from Son Bonet airfield in Palma. The cause of the accident is now being investigated by the Guardia Civil.