Four Hurt After Plane Crashes On Queensland Beach
Four people onboard have been injured in a tourist plane crash on a Queensland beach.
Two tourist planes were in the air near the Queensland town of 1770, south of Gladstone, when one came down onto a beach at Middle Island about 10.30am on Tuesday.
The plane that was following landed safety on the same beach and those onboard called for help.
1 patient airlifted to Bundaberg Hospital & 2 patients airlifted to Rockhampton Hospital after aircraft incident at #Eurimbula.— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) January 10, 2017
Rescue choppers have been called in to treat two men and two women injured on the downed plane, the ambulance service told AAP.
No details about their conditions were immediately available.
Access to the site has been difficult as there's only one land access route, and that's dependent on low tide, ambulance service spokeswoman Mindy Thomas said.
"There were two planes. One was following the other and has seen the first go down," she said.
"They have landed safely on the beach at Middle Island and have called 000. We had direct information from the scene at all times."
The helicopters were used to get paramedics to the scene.
"It will be a number of hours before all patients are safely extricated," she said.
She said the choppers would also likely have to fly out passengers who saw the accident unfold from the second plane.