Investigations underway after two killed in light plane crash in SE Qld

UPDATE @ Setpember 27, 6.15am: INVESTIGATIONS are continuing to determine what caused the light plane crash that claimed the lives of two men west of the Gold Coast on Tuesday.

Flying instructor Matthew Furlong, 31, and a 25-year-old student died when their aircraft plunged into a turf farm at Allenview just before 10.00am.

It’s understood the beginning of a distress call was received from the pilot, but the plane crashed before it could be completed.


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Officers are trying to contact the student’s family in Hong Kong.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau will head back to the scene today.

EARLIER @ September 26, 3.30pm: TWO men have been killed in a light plane crash in southeast Queensland.

The crash happened on a turf farm at Allenview, west of Tamborine just before 10.00am.

It’s understood the beginning of a distress call was received from the pilot, but the plane crashed before it could be completed.

Police are still working to formally identify the men, believed to be a pilot and his student.

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are investigating.

EARLIER @ 10.15am: EMERGENCY crews are currently responding to a reported light plane crash in southeast Queensland.

The crash is understood to have happened at Allenview, west of Tamborine just before 10.00am.

Queensland Ambulance confirmed paramedics are now on scene.

Two people are believed to have been on the plane when it came down. Their conditions are not yet known.

More to come.

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