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VIDEO: Crash pilot tells neighbour what he had for breakfast

Plane crash at Raglan
Plane crash at Raglan

UPDATE noon: The pilot involved in an aircraft crash was able to talk to rescuers after the plane came down and crashed into trees at Raglan.

  There are reports the pilot told the property's neighbour, who was also on the scene, what he had for breakfast, indicating to emergency services he was in a relatively stable condition.

 Gladstone Ambulance acting senior operations supervisor Alistair Vagg said there was significant damage to the aircraft.  

"Anytime a plane crashes there is potential for significant injuries," he said.

 The pilot was able to get out of the aircraft before emergency services arrived with the help of bystanders.

He suffered a fractured right arm and humerus, lacerations to the head, spinal and "potential internal injuries", a paramedic on the scene said.

But he had a relatively "lucky" escape considering the severity of the crash, the paramedic said. 

UPDATE 10AM: THE INJURED pilot has been loaded into the Capricorn Rescue Helicopter and is en-route to Rockhampton Hospital. 

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services remain on scene at the crash site with police. 

 

UPDATE 9.50AM: QUEENSLAND Ambulance Service have arrived on scene and are treating the pilot. 

It is understood he was the only person on board during the crash. 

 

UPDATE 9.20: THE Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service is responding to the plane crash in Raglan. 

Further information suggests the pilot has a broken humorous and a large laceration to the head. 

UPDATE: 9am: The Injured pilot has been pulled from the wreckage.

Reports from the scene near Raglan Creek suggest there is leaking fuel.

BREAKING, 8.40am: Emergency services are responding to a report of a light plane crash in the Raglan area south of Rockhampton.

Initial reports from the scene around 8.30am indicate the 52-year-old male pilot has a broken arm and head injuries.

It's not known at this time how serious the injuries are.

More to follow.

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