FIVE people had a lucky escape when a Twin Otter plane crashed into a garden while taking off from an airstrip in Kikori, Gulf province around 3pm on Monday.
On board the plane were two pilots and three passengers, bound for Kerema, when the plane skidded off the airstrip.
No one was injured, but the aircraft suffered some damage to its nose cone.
Senior officials at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority said the plane was a commercial flight for Airlines PNG.
A full investigation into the crash will begin today, and will be conducted by both CASA and Airlines PNG.
No further details on the accident were available yesterday.