UPDATE @ 12.30 PM | One man has died and another has been seriously injured following a horror aircraft crash on the northern Gold Coast.
The light plane crashed into trees at the Heck Field airport in Jacobs Well around 9.30am on Sunday.
“Initial investigations suggest the plane has lost power and clipped an overhead cable, before it crashed into trees and caught fire off Stapylton Jacobs Well Road,” Qld Police said.
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Multiple emergency crews, including Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Police, Critical Care Paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit rushed to the scene.
Despite desperate attempts by paramedics, the 64-year-old pilot from Helensvale died at the scene.
A 60-year-old man was rescued from the wreckage and has been taken to the Royal Brisbane Hospital in a serious condition with burns.
Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing with assistance from Recreational Aviation Australia.
EARLIER @ 10.00 AM | Emergency crews are currently on the scene of a serious aircraft crash in Jacobs Well.
It’s believed the plane crashed into trees off Stapylton Jacobs Well Road around 9.30am this morning.
Several crews, including Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Police, Critical Care Paramedics and the High Acuity Response Unit are on scene.
A helicopter has also been tasked to the incident, however injuries are not known at this stage.
The intersection of Jacobs Well Road and Behms Road has been closed, with motorists urged to avoid the area.
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