FIVE PEOPLE are lucky to be alive after a freak head-on crash involving a plane and a four-wheel-drive ute.
The light aircraft had just taken off from a South African runway when it plunged down towards a secluded road near Krugersdorp Airport, west of Johannesburg.
The Ford ute, carrying three people, was travelling in the opposite direction when the two-seater Piper Cherokee ploughed into it before bursting into flames, South African newspaper The Times reports.
Amazingly, no one was killed in the crash.
Pictures from the scene show the Piper demolished and burning, while only the engine bay of the ute appeared to be damaged.
Don't know if my Mustang could survive a head-on with a light plane, but it does go to show...Ford's tough, baby!