CFA crews from Springvale, Keysborough and Dandenong attended with MFB firefighters from Highett to standby at Moorabbin Airport as the plane was approaching from the south with engine difficulties.
Unfortunately the plane did not make it to the airport and crashed in a property at the end of Soden Road Bangholme in long grass around 5 kilometres short of the airport.
In the plane were a man in his 50's and a 13 year old boy who were treated by paramedics and taken by ambulance to Dandenong Hospital but appeared to have only suffered very minor injuries.
The plane attempted to land in the unslashed long grass but was flipped over on its nose as it came to rest. Both occupants climbed out through the side window and were met by a crew from a helicopter who had set out from Moorabbin Airport to follow them in.
The farmer who owned the property was operating his mower when he caught sight of the plane coming down and went over in his tractor to help.
Station Officer Matt Jones from Springvale fire brigade was the Incident Controller and he said both occupants were very lucky to have survived the impact. Access to the area was limited and the ground was quite soft for crews to walk through.