Light plane crashes into Sunshine Coast backyard


By Jacqueline Street


February 05, 2019 11:33:13

A pilot has escaped serious injury after crashing a six-seater plane in a Sunshine Coast backyard.

Witnesses say the Beechcraft plane hit a nature strip and trees before coming to rest in a backyard at Palmwoods.

A spokeswoman for Queensland Ambulance said one man had been treated for a back injury.

Neighbour John Leach said he was in the shower when he heard the plane come down.

“I thought a car had run into my shed so I came racing out, but it took me a while to work out what had happened,” he said.

“A plane, that would be the last thing I was thinking about.”

Emergency services and aviation experts remain at the scene.

Mr Leach said the pilot climbed out of the plane after the crash.

“Only the pilot was on board and he climbed out of the plane and laid on the lawn,” he said.

“It’s taken out a lot of the trees and then spun around and then has landed in the backyard of one of the neighbours.”

The incident came less than 24 hours after a young pilot was injured in a hard landing of a helicopter near the Sunshine Coast airport.







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