Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Cessna 172M Skyhawk Crash - 1 Dead

I just heard on the news about a Cessna 172 that crashed on a beach at a place in Central Queensland called Agnes Waters (YAWT)
Emergency services were called to a light plane crash at 10.45am this morning.
There were four people on board the aircraft when it crashed on Middle Island Beach.
Three rescue helicopters were sent to the crash site, two from RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue and a RACQ Lifeflight aircraft from Brisbane.
The light plane was owned by 1770 Castaway Company.
A second plane, following the one which crashed, phone Triple Zero after it landed safely on the beach at Middle Island.
A woman in her 20s died on the scene.
A 13-year-old boy and a 29-year-old woman were airlifted to the Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition.
The pilot, a man in his 60s, was taken to the Bundaberg Hospital in a serious condition.

Aircraft: Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Registration: VH-WTQ
Serial Number: 17261931
Engine:  Textron Lycoming - Piston

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