a sign on the side of a snow covered tree: The 62-year-old man was walking around the crash site when the rescue crew arrived.


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The 62-year-old man was strolling across the crash website when the rescue crew arrived.

A 62-year-old Western Australian man is fortunate to be alive after his airplane crashed in distant Queensland bushland.

The person walked away with minor accidents after his mild airplane crashed on the Auburn River State Forest, about 185 kilometres west of Maryborough.

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His Jabiru airplane reportedly suffered engine failure and crashed into dense forest about 9.30am on Tuesday.



A rescue helicopter was called to the remote bushland on Tuesday morning.


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A rescue helicopter was referred to as to the distant bushland on Tuesday morning.


RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter pilot Peter Marris stated the person was fortunate to have walked away alive.

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“One of many airplane’s wings was utterly torn off within the crash, it is wonderful that he wasn’t extra badly injured.”

He was strolling across the crash website when the rescue crew arrived.

When the rescue helicopter arrived a paramedic was winched right down to the pilot.

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Following evaluation, it was determined the affected person could possibly be taken to hospital by an area ambulance crew.

Emergency crews stated they had been capable of simply find the crash website due to an activated E-PIRB.

The pilot was the only occupant.

He was taken to Mundubbera Hospital.

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