News

Plane crash that killed girl being investigated

UPDATE:

An Air Transport Safety Bureau investigation was immediately launched into the cause of the crash with three investigators arriving in the area on Sunday afternoon.

ATSB spokesman Stephen Curry said investigators would assess the crash site and wreckage to understand how the plane struck the water and conduct interviews with the pilot, surviving passenger and any other witnesses.

They would also retrieve the wreckage, study engine systems for possible faults or failures, and check for any other evidence suggesting what may have caused the crash - although it was unknown whether or not there was any "black box" style device on the plane.

A preliminary report would be released in about 30 days, with a final report taking as long as 12 months.

 

INITIAL REPORT:

A REPORT will be prepared for the information of the Coroner following a fatal plane crash at Ewingar this afternoon that killed a 11-year-old girl.

About 12.45pm today  police and emergency services were called to Ewingar Ridge Road, Ewingar, about 85km south-west of Casino, following reports of a plane crash.

It's believed the aircraft hit power lines and then crashed into a nearby river about 11am.

The male pilot, aged in his 50s, suffered minor injuries, but managed to free himself from the wreckage and alert authorities. He has been taken to Lismore Base Hospital for treatment.

A 34-year-old male passenger was later released from the wreck and taken to Lismore Base Hospital by helicopter. He is in a serious condition.

A 11-year-old female passenger died at the scene.

A crime scene has been established and will be examined by specialist forensic officers while an investigation into the cause of the crash will be undertaken by the Australian Transportation Safety Bureau.

Topics:  fatal plane crash



Suspected service station thief arrested

Police arrested an alleged servo thief.

Police arrest man accused of stealing cash, cigarettes from servo

80 openings for first medicinal cannabis trials

Medical cannabis trials will be starting soon.

NSW cancer patients can now apply for medical marijuana trials

This spot is the 'perfect storm' for Christmas beetle swarm

A Golden Christmas Beetle enjoying some eucalyptus leaf.

Let's hope nearby residents love these shiny beetles...

Local Partners

Hacksaw Ridge wins big in first round of AACTA Awards

Luke Bracey and Andrew Garfield in a scene from the movie Hacksaw Ridge.

THE major awards will be handed out on Wednesday night.

Paris Hilton fumes at clumsy partygoers

A reveller spilt their drink on Paris Hilton's DJ decks

Winnie Harlow isn't a role model

Winnie Harlow insists she isn't a role model.

Felicity Jones proud of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story role

Felicity Jones feels it is "important" for a woman to head Rogue One

Kiwi's plea to Ellen DeGeneres to save bakery after quake

Ellen... we need your magic.

Family had to be helicoptered out after powerful quake

Seacrest: Things are "going better" for Kim and Kanye

Ryan Seacrest says things are "going better now" for Kanye West

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!