UPDATE: AN ELDERLY pilot has walked away from a plane crash at Southport Flying Club.
It’s thought the 75-year-old’s single-engine fixed wing aircraft lost power as he was landing and crashed into a tree near the runway, behind Coombabah State High.
Emergency crews were called to the scene at 9.50am, but the man didn’t suffer any major injuries. He was taken to Allamanda Private Hospital as a precaution.
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However, the light plane appears to be worse for wear and will need to be extracted from the tree.
EARLIER: A LIGHT plane has crashed near the Southport Airport at Coombabah.
Emergency services were called at 9.50am to reports the aircraft had hit a tree at the end of the runway, off Rain Tree Glen.
The male pilot managed to walk away without any major injuries.
Crews remain at the scene.