Light plane crashes in Gold Coast suburb

UPDATE: A PILOT who crashed his light plane into wetlands on the Gold Coast today has finally been cut free from the wreckage.

The crash happened around midday at the Coombabah airfield.

The pilot, a 65-year-old man, has been loaded into an ambulance and will be transported to hospital with unknown injuries.



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EARLIER: EMERGENCY services are on the scene of a light plane crash on the Gold Coast.

It’s understood the small yellow plane came down in swamp land at the Coombabah airfield around midday.

The pilot, believed to be a man aged in his 60s, is alert and conscious but said to be trapped in the wreckage.

PLANE - Josh Adsett

PICTURE: Josh Adsett (Twitter

Crews were forced to trek through dense bush land to reach the crash site and are currently working to try and cut the pilot free.

Josh Adsett from Seven News reports the pilot is “injured but ok” and was able to phone his wife while waiting to be rescued.

It’s believed he was the only person on board.

Dozens of emergency workers are on scene, including multiple police crews, paramedics and fire and rescue crews.

There’s no further information available at this time.

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