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Plane crash in Tweed Heads

Image from the scene of a plane crash in Tweed Heads
Image from the scene of a plane crash in Tweed Heads

Emergency services have confirmed the pilot and single passenger of the Cessna 152 aircraft which crashed this afternoon in Tweed Heads South only suffered minor injuries and were treated by ambulance officers on the scene. 

The 468 Tweed Heads Firefighters on 468 Alpha, 468 Bravo and 468 Hazmat responded to the crash at Pioneer Country. 

The Cessna 152 aircraft was registered to Air Gold Coast Professional Jet, a charter and flight training service located at Gold Coast Airport, and a spokesperson said investigations into the cause of the crash will continue overnight.

Air Gold Coast Professional Jet staff removed the plane from the initial crash site at approximately 5.45pm this afternoon.

 

EARLIER:

A light plane carrying two passengers crashed in Tweed Heads South about 4pm this afternoon. 

The Cessna was on approach to the Gold Coast Airport when it crashed onto a property off Fraser Drive. 

Miraculously no one was seriously injured however the pilot and the passenger of the light aircraft were taken to hospital by ambulance. 

Witness Bill Sullivan, who saw the plane crash onto his property, said he was sitting on his tractor when it happened.

"They just bounced along the ground, they landed but kept bouncing along the ground as they went," Mr Sullivan said. 

"Towards the end of the paddock there's a mound which they hit and it flipped over. 

"They were out when I got there.

"They seemed pretty quiet.

"The wind was strong.

 "They were okay but very subdued."

A photo from the scene of a plane crash in Tweed Heads.
A photo from the scene of a plane crash in Tweed Heads.

More updates to come. 

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