Light plane flips and crashes at Queensland airport

Light plane flips and crashes at Queensland airport

The plane, which left from northern Gold Coast, stalled and flipped on the runway as it landed at Caloundra Airport just before midday on Saturday, emergency services said. A man and woman who escaped the wreckage suffered only minor injuries.

Sunshine Coast District Inspector Matt Wilson said the airport would remain closed for some time.

"The situation is under control, there's no risk of fire or explosion and all passengers have been removed from the aircraft".

Their condition is not known. The woman was able to get out of the plane and walk to the road, where she flagged down a driver to call 911.

The woman then led authorities to the crash site and the man.

They were taken to a Toledo-area hospital.

Queensland police report four people were on board the flight, and all passengers have since been retrieved from the plane.

All emergency services are at the plane which is located at the far end of the runway.

The FAA is investigating exactly what happened and why.



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