Two Hurt In Australia Lake Amphib Downing | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Oshkosh Day Four

Oshkosh Day Five

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Oshkosh Day One

Oshkosh Day Two

Oshkosh Day Three

Oshkosh Day Four

Oshkosh Day Five

Tweet Us The Coolest Things You See @OSH16!
#OSH16Coolest!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

It's Alive!: AirVenture 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Mon, Dec 29, 2008

Two Hurt In Australia Lake Amphib Downing

Wing Clips Water Tank During Forced Landing

Two persons were injured when a Lake Buccaneer amphibian crashed shortly after takeoff near Brisbane Monday.

The Australian Associated Press reports the single-engine aircraft experienced problems shortly after takeoff from Boonah Airport near Dugandan. The 51-year-old pilot was airlifted to a local hospital with head injuries, while the passenger was reported to be in serious but stable condition with head injuries and a broken arm.

A spokeswoman with medical transport service CareFlight said the airplane crashed during a suspected forced landing. "The passenger is not a pilot himself ... but he said they'd just taken off and were bringing the wheels up and they started to feel the plane dip and they came down just near the airfield," she told AAP.

The Lake's wing impacted a cement water tank, cartwheeling the aircraft before it hit the ground in a nose-down attitude. Both persons onboard were able to extract themselves from the wreckage before emergency crews arrived.

"As a pilot, my opinion would have to be that something's malfunctioned and he's had to put it down in that clear paddock area because he couldn't reach the airfield," said Greg Neale, a flight instructor at Boonah. "They haven't got a good glide ratio, those aircraft."

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau was notified of the crash, but likely won't send investigators to the accident site.

FMI: www.atsb.gov.au/

Advertisement

More News

AutoGyro Introduces Type Certified Gyroplanes In The U.S.

Two Versions Of The Calidus Gyroplane FAA Approved The FAA has type-certified two versions of the German-built Calidus Gyroplane after the recent completion of conformity testing c>[...]

SPA Introduces Their 3.3 Liter Corvair Conversion

'Engine In Box' Option Allows Quicker Competition Times For Builders In the North Aircraft display area, Dan and Rachel Weseman of Sport Performance Aviation LLC debuted their late>[...]

Avidyne Makes Innovative Use Of IFD Series With iPads

Provide Interesting Big Glass Solutions For Both Forward Fit And Retrofit Avidyne is showcasing some innovative ‘Big Glass’ configurations in their booth at Oshkosh thi>[...]

Wipaire Helps ANN Make AirVenture Coverage Happen!

Wipaire Is A Leading Aircraft Service Provider, and the Holder Of Over 100 STCs For over 55 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for>[...]

Airborne 07.26.16-Oshkosh Day 2: Solar Impulse, Sun Flyer, Stemme S-12

Also: AEA $$Giveaway$$, LAM Aviation, Able Flight, Jack Pelton On Aero-Medical Reform We start our report this morning with something that has very little to do with the EAA AirVen>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC