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Western Port

Western Port

7 March 2017

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5973 6424 or email: team@mpnews.com.au www.mpnews.com.au Getting crafty: Enthusiastic crafties gathered to make quilts as part of The Very Snuggly Quilt Program for the Royal Children’s Hospital at Mornington Library last month.

In stitches at the library THE Victorian Quilters return to the Mornington Peninsula on Friday (10 March) for a quilt-making session at Hastings Library as part of The Very Snuggly Quilt Program for the Royal Children’s Hospital. The program provides warmth and comfort in the form of handmade quilts to children during difficult times. Last year more than 1800 quilts were donated to children and teenagers with life-threatening illnesses at the hospital. In February the quilters spent a day at Mornington Library, where those with a passion for craft joined the team. Anyone is welcome to help out or participate on the day, and no sewing experience in necessary. Details: ourlibrary.mornpen.vic. gov.au

Soft landing ends beach visit A LIGHT plane which made an unscheduled landing on a beach at the eastern tip of French Island later had to be removed by barge. The A22LS Foxbat with two people on board was on a sightseeing trip from Tyabb airfield when the pilot decided to land on a strip of sand where they had previously seen other planes land. Despite doing a fly-past and seeing no impediment to landing, the sand was deeper and softer than expected and the plane sank deeper than would allow it to take off again.

No one was injured but some damage was caused to the propeller tips in the incident, 1.40pm, on Saturday 25 February. The pilot radioed in to report the stranding and start arrangements for getting the plane back on dry land next day. It was then moved well clear of the high tide mark. The A22LS Foxbat is regarded as a safe plane for what’s called “off-airport landings” often made by farmers and station owners. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau said it was not investigating the incident. Stephen Taylor

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