THE pilot and passenger aboard a Piper PA-31 aircraft which made an emergency landing within minutes of leaving Aldinga Airfield have been treated for shock.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau spokeswoman Jenny Keene said the pilot was forced to do an emergency landing about 11.30am Wednesday.
"There was engine failure after take off and and the pilot managed to land in a field just beyond the end of the airfield," she said.
"The two people aboard were uninjured but the plane was wrecked.
"We have launched an investigation and expect to have the findings within two to three months."
Police and emergency services were called to the scene, one kilometre north-east of the runway, near Colville Road.
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