TVM spoke with the persons on board the micro light, R. Bezzina and D. Gauci from the Island Microlight Club, who said that unfortunately the small aircraft developed a fault in the engine a few metres away from the runway.
R. Bezzina said that they had to make an emergency landing in a field as a safety precaution. It was their first flight of the day when they started the flight at around 8.00 this morning.
D. Gauci said that they are trained for any eventually in this sport and decided to land in the field to avoid injuring people. (Source: tvm.com.mt, 1-Jul-2018)