As was widely reported on local media, early on Sunday 31 July, Pacific Ibis - Ibis GS-700 Magic ultralight - believed to be 19-7555 - crashed on a private airstrip on a property at Raglan between Gladstone and Rockhampton. The property is close by to the well-known "The Old Station" where the very successful fly-in and heritage show is held in May each year.
|File photo taken by David Geck ©|
The lone pilot on board the Ibis was injured and was transported to Rockhampton Base Hospital by the Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service Bell 412EP VH-EPR "Rescue 300".
Of interest, the Ibis GS-700 Magic is a Colombian ultralight and light-sport aircraft, designed and produced by Ibis Aircraft of Cali, introduced in 2003. The aircraft is supplied as a kit for amateur construction or as a complete ready-to-fly-aircraft. This particular example, 19-7555 spent some time stored at Maryborough Airport and was recently acquired by the owner who was flying the aircraft on Sunday 31 July.
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