A FATHER and son have escaped with minor injuries after their motor glider flipped over during an emergency landing in long grass south-east of Melbourne's yesterday.
The man, 50, and his son, 13, from Canterbury, had taken off from Mansfield in Victoria's north-east heading for Moorabbin airport.
Police say the pilot encountered problems with his engine over Healesville just after 4.40pm and made the emergency landing in a paddock at Bangholme, east of Chelsea. The pair escaped with cuts and bumps to the head and were taken to hospital for observation.
Photographer Dallas Goldburg who was on the scene soon after the crash, said the MFB, CFA and police all attended.
The father walked from the wreckage to an ambulance and the son was put on a stretcher. ''It was lucky that they survived and there was no power lines nearby,'' Mr Goldburg said.