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Pilot injured after aircraft clips Queensland house, crashes into yard

10 January 2018 4:19 AM
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A pilot has been taken to hospital after the aircraft he was flying clipped a house and crashed into the yard.

Paramedics arrived at a property in Pacific Haven, west of Hervey Bay, to reports an ultralight aircraft had crashed just after 11am on Wednesday.

The pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, a 68-year-old man, was treated for head and ankle injuries and transported to hospital in a stable condition.

Initial investigations suggested the man had taken off from a Pacific Haven airstrip to return to Childers, south of Bundaberg, when crosswinds struck the aircraft, causing it to clip the top of a Marina Drive property and crash into the yard, police said.


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