” All 13 people on board a small plane, including the pilot, parachuted to safety before the aircraft crashed into a lake on New Zealand’s North Island.
The aircraft was taking them on a tandem skydive excursion over Lake Taupo when it suffered engine problems, said the authorities.
No-one was seriously injured, but the case is being investigated.
A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority, Mike Richards, said it was a miracle no-one was killed.
Taupo Mayor David Trewavas said the had plane lost power about 1,300m off the ground and the pilot called for the passengers to evacuate.”