A light aircraft that crashed on a property near Rolleston about 4pm on October 24.
A light aircraft that crashed on a property near Rolleston about 4pm on October 24. contributed

Emerald man was pilot of plane that crashed in CQ

WHAT WE KNOW:

  • Aircraft was spraying crops at low altitude when it crashed near Rolleston
  • Police were called to the scene just after 4pm yesterday
  • a 52-year-old male from Emerald who was piloting the craft was injured
  • The plane broke apart when it impacted the ground, breaking apart on the left hand side
  • RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service transported the pilot to Rockhampton Hospital from Venus Downs, near Rolleston
  • Crash scene investigators and scenes of crime QPS officers attended the crash scene yesterday.
  • Australian Search and Rescue (AusSAR) will conduct a routine investigation into the crash with the assistance of QPS and the investigation will be overseen by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

 

 

11.45am: THE pilot involved in a light aircraft crash in Central Queensland yesterday is believed to be a man from Emerald.

The man is in Rockhampton Hospital in a serious condition.

The RACQ Capricorn Rescue Helicopter Service transported the man from the property Venus Downs, near Rolleston, last night.

Venus Downs is a 2000ha property owned by Springsure farmer Graham Lloyd.

It is believed the aircraft was spraying crops in the area at the time of the accident, however, The Bulletin has been unable to reach Mr Lloyd to clarify if was crops on his property that were being sprayed or crops on nearby properties.

8.05am: THE pilot involved in a light aircraft crash in Central Queensland yesterday afternoon is in a serious but stable condition.

The aircraft was spraying crops at a low altitude near Rolleston when it hit trees and crashed, according to Queensand Police Services initial investigations.

The pilot was injured and flown by RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service to Rockhampton Hospital.

A Rockhampton Hospital spokesperson said the 52-year-old male was in  a serious but stable condition.

6.20am: THE light aircraft that crashed in Central Queensland late yesterday afternoon broke apart as it impacted the ground, according to initial investigations.

A Queensland Police Service spokesman said QPS was called to the scene at Venus Downs near Rolleston just after 4pm yesterday.

The spokesperson said initial investigations suggest the crop spraying aircraft has struck some trees and impacted the ground,  breaking apart on the left hand side.

"The pilot was able to free himself from the aircraft," he said.

QPS records indicate the male pilot, 52, was airlifted with serious but non-life threatening injuries to Rockhampton Hospital.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service was called to the scene at 7.05pm and stated the pilot had received treatment at the crash site for suspected internal injuries.

The police spokesman said crash scene investigators and scenes of crime QPS officers attended the crash scene yesterday.

Australian Search and Rescue (AusSAR) will conduct a routine investigation into the crash with the assistance of QPS and the investigation will be overseen by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

6.10am: A PLANE that crashed in Central Queensland late yesterday is believed to have crashed while spraying crops at low altitude.

The RACQ Capricorn Helicopter Rescue Service transferred a 52-year-old male from the scene at Venus Downs, outside Rolleston, after being called to the scene at 7.05pm last night.

The rescue service reported it was believed the agricultural aircraft crashed late in the afternoon after contacting trees whilst spraying crops at low altitude.

The man was airlifted to to the Rockhampton Base Hospital in a serious condition for further treatment.

The rescue service reported the man was treated at the scene for suspected internal injuries.

7.45pm: A small plane has crashed into a tree about 10 kilometres outside of Rolleston. 

Police and paramedics are on the scene of the crash after emergency services were called about 6.20pm.

It is understood the male pilot was the only person involved and while he is out of the wreckage he has sustained a back-injury. 

The wreckage is located on Blackwater-Rolleston Rd. 

The RACQ Capricorn Heli has been dispatched to the scene and is presently en route. 



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