Girl flown to hospital in Cootharaba gentle airplane ‘somersaults’ in crash touchdown

A Queensland pilot and passenger concerned in a dramatic gentle airplane crash touchdown have miraculously walked away from the wreckage, after the airplane cartwheeled throughout a property and collided with a tree.

Simply after 9am on Sunday, emergency providers together with a RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter, have been known as to a personal property at Cootharaba, in Queensland’s Noosa Shire.

It’s believed the pilot, a person in his 40s, misplaced management of the airplane as he was touchdown on a grass airstrip resulting from an sudden gust of wind.

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Aircrew Officer Scott stated the airplane was “coming into land” earlier than it “ended up somersaulting and crashing right into a tree”.

“It clipped a palm tree in a home yard whereas it was airborne after which cartwheeled end-to-end throughout the yard and clipped one other tree,” he stated.

Miraculously, the pilot solely suffered minor cuts and declined to go to hospital.

His passenger, and spouse, who was additionally in her 50s, was handled for suspected neck, chest and belly accidents. She was then flown to Sunshine Coast College Hospital in a steady situation.

A Queensland Police spokeswoman described the crash as a “low-impact emergency touchdown” and confirmed each occupants have been capable of “stroll off the plane”.

That is the third incident the Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight crew has responded to this weekend.

On Friday, two males have been winched from a sinking life raft after their gentle airplane crashed into the ocean off the Mooloolaba coast. The boys have been travelling to Pago Pago in American Samoa when the airplane misplaced an engine.

Later that night, one other crew flown a person to hospital after he crashed a paraglider right into a seashore within the Gympie space.

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