Sunday, October 6, 2013

Man in Hospital After Ultralight Plane Crash near Bundaberg

Sourced from:  Bundaberg News Mail Newspaper

Photo taken by Ben Turnbull / News Mail

The pilot of an ultralight aircraft that crashed into trees at Moore Park Beach on Sunday 6 October remains in hospital in a serious condition. He was flying his two-seater aircraft when he lost power and plummeted to the ground along Booyan Rd about 9am Sunday.

A Queensland Fire and Rescue Service Bundaberg Station officer said witnesses who saw the plane career out of the sky arrived on the scene straight away.  They reportedly commenced CPR immediately, probably saving the man's life.  He suffered extensive injuries in the crash, including a broken femur and multiple cuts and bruises.

The man was taken to Bundaberg Hospital where on Sunday after he was reported as being in a serious but stable condition.

The Forensic Crash Unit is expected to investigate the incident, and police said the relevant federal aviation authorities had been notified.

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