Sunday, March 20, 2016

Cessna 182S, VH-PCO: Accident occurred March 20, 2016 at Tooradin Airport, Victoria, Australia



Four people have survived a light plane crash near the South Gippsland Highway at Tooradin.

Emergency services responded to reports that and aircraft had crashed on landing at Tooradin Airfield this afternoon.

Five firefighting crews were dispatched, and found that the light plane had crashed after clipping another plane.

A child was among the four occupants of the plane, along with a man aged in his 50s, a woman in her 30s and man in his 20s.

No one was trapped in the aircraft and four patients have been taken to Frankston hospital in a stable condition. 

Original article can be found here:  http://www.msn.com





Four people have minor injuries after their light plane crashed near the South Gippsland Highway at Tooradin.

The plane lost control after it was coming into land at the Tooradin Airfield about 1pm, authorities have advised.

Police say a strong gust of wind tipped the plane on its edge and it then careered into three other aircraft.

“It's clipped a couple of the other parked planes and it's come to rest as we can see behind us in a fairly untidy shape,” Acting Inspector Paul Bruders said.

Witnesses said the plane tumbled a number of times before it came to rest on the airfield.

“A cartwheeling plane came down the runway, hitting other planes,” one witness said.

A five-year-old girl was among the four occupants of the plane, along with the pilot, Stephen Hammond, and passengers Rachel Lehrer and Nathan Hammond.

“Fortunately for everyone involved they're well, the four occupants have been taken to hospital but only as a precautionary measure at this stage,” Mr Bruders said.

No one was trapped in the aircraft and the four patients remain in a stable condition at the Frankston Hospital.  

CCTV footage is expected to form a major part of the police investigation. 

Original article can be found here: http://www.9news.com.au









A light plane has crashed at Tooradin Airport, south east of Melbourne. 

The three adults and a child on board have all survived, according to reports, and are being treated for minor injuries.

 Emergency crews are on the scene.

The plane appears to have virtually broken in two on landing. 

 Tooradin is 68km from Melbourne, past Cranbourne.


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