Pilot dies in Gold Coast Hospital after Knockrow plane crash

THE PILOT of a light plane that crashed in Northern New South Wales last week has died in Gold Coast Univeristy Hospital on Monday night.

Last Monday, emergency services were called to a property on Martins Lane, Knockrow, following reports that a small aircraft had crashed.

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


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The pilot, a 73-year-old Ballina man, who was the sole occupant in the place sustained multiple injuries.

He was transported to Gold Coast Hospital where he died form his injuries overnight.

Investigators from Recreational Aviation Australia were notified and continue their enquiries to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the crash.

Police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

Anyone with information is being urged to come forward.

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