A plane collided with a huge lamp post at an airport in Australia, damaging its nose and forcing everyone to get off
- A plane crashed into a light post as it pulled away from the terminal at Australia's Perth Airport, damaging its nose.
- Passengers said they felt a "massive jolt" and that the plane's brakes had failed. Cobham Aviation, the airline, said that explanation is "speculative."
- The plane was reportedly stuck for more than an hour, and passengers were put on another plane.
- One passenger said: "The yelling got louder, and the building got closer, and there was impact, and the plane's stuck in the terminal."
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A plane collided with a lamp post at Australia's Perth Airport, damaging its nose and forcing everyone to get off and wait for another plane.
The Cobham Aviation plane, which was carrying 62 passengers and four crew members, collided with the light post on Tuesday afternoon while getting ready to take off.
Passengers felt a "massive jolt," The West Australian reported.
Passengers told Nine News that the plane's brakes failed, but did not say how they knew this happened.
A spokesperson for Cobham Aviation told Business Insider that the theory was "speculative" and that a formal investigation would determine what happened.
One passenger described the plane as being "stuck in the terminal" after the collision.
"And the yelling got louder, and the building got closer, and there was impact, and the plane's stuck in the terminal."
It took more than an hour to free the plane, Nine News reported.
The plane was pulling away from its terminal to take off when it collided with the lamp post. Cobham Aviation said in a statement to Business Insider that "the nose of the aircraft was damaged."
One passenger told Nine News that it was "probably lucky, really, that the brakes failed before we even took off, because what would have happened had the brakes failed when we come in to land?"
The plane was carrying workers to the Granny Smith Gold Mine, in Western Australia, The West Australian reported.
Nine News reported that a replacement plane then carried most of the works to their destination, but some decided not to take the second plane.
Perth Airport originally said the plane had struck a "light tower," but Cobham Aviation said in a later statement: "This is not correct. It struck a light pole."