Pilot airlifted to Gold Coast Hospital after plane crash in NSW

A MAN’S being airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital after his light plane crashed in Northern New South Wales.

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter says they’ve been tasked to a location near Knockrow Castle, just north of Lennox Head just after 9am on Monday morning.

The 73-year-old pilot from Ballina has sustained severe injuries and is being treated at the scene to stabilise him and enable the Service to transport him to the Gold Coast University Hospital.


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Photo: The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter has been tasked to a location near Knockrow Castle where a ultra light plane has crashed. The 60 year old occupant of the plane has sustain severe injuries and is being treated at the scene to stabilise him and enable the Service to transport him to the Gold Coast University Hospital.

PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK: Westpac Life Saver Rescue- Northern Region

Police from Richmond Local Area Command have been told that the ultra light aircraft appeared to stall before crashing to the ground.

Police have also notified Recreational Aviation Australia and are continuing their enquiries to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the crash.

Inestigations will continue today.

 

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