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UPDATE: Seaplane crash on Whitsunday Island

A person has been airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital following a seaplane crash in Crayfish Bay, Whitsunday Island.
A person has been airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital following a seaplane crash in Crayfish Bay, Whitsunday Island.

UPDATE: 10am

A 24-YEAR-OLD woman remains in Mackay Base Hospital in a stable condition following a seaplane crash in Chance Bay, Whitsunday Island, at around 3.30pm yesterday.

Queensland Police Media reported the seaplane bounced before landing heavily, coming to a stop on the beach and colliding with vegetation.

A Queensland Yacht Charters spokesperson said one of their vessels had radio back to base, reporting they had witnessed the crash.

The spokesperson said the charter had not yet returned to the mainland, and was unable to confirm reports the boat had transported the 11 passengers to nearby Hamilton Island.

Volunteer Marine Rescue vice-president Mal Priday said they had transported paramedics to the island at around 4.50pm, reporting the 10 remaining passengers had been assessed in a hotel room on island.

"(The passengers) are still on the island," he said.

"They were going to monitor them overnight, but basically they were all (staying on) the island and they didn't warrant hospitalisation."

Mr Priday said police had attended the scene of the crash last night to turn off the seaplane's EPIRB.

Police media reported the seaplane is expected to be retrieved today and, at this stage, no further investigation will be carried out. 

INITIAL:

ONE person has been injured after a seaplane crashed in Crayfish Bay, Whitsunday Island, at around 3.37pm Thursday afternoon. 

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said there had been 11 passengers aboard the seaplane at the time of the crash, "but only one patient had minor injuries".

All passengers were transported to nearby Hamilton Island, with the injured person then airlifted to Mackay Base Hospital.

A Volunteer Marine Rescue spokesperson said they had transported paramedics to Hamilton Island at around 4.50pm, with the VMR crew now on standby to assist as needed.

The spokesperson said the remaining passengers were being cared for in a hotel room on the island.

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