Thursday, January 19, 2012

Ultralight Plane Crash near Brandy Creek in the Whitsundays

There were no fatalities after a Bingo 45 ultralight aircraft crashed on a property at Brandy Creek, 2km off Shute Harbour Road, near Airlie Beach, in the Whitsundays on Thursday 19 January.

The 64-year-old pilot, 35-year-old passenger and three-year-old boy were taking off from a private airstrip off Forestry Rd at about 12.55pm, when it clipped trees and crashed into a clearing on a nearby property.

All three crash victims were taken to Proserpine Hospital with severe bone fractures.

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