Pilot makes emergency landing after engine fails

The pilot of this plane was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine failed.
The pilot of this plane was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine failed.

THE Forensic Crash Unit is investigating after a light plane crash about 11km north west of Cunnamulla.

About 8.30pm, the aircraft suffered engine failure, causing the pilot to perform an emergency landing in a paddock near the Mitchell Hwy.

The pilot of the plane, a 29-year-old Springsure man, sustained a cut to the head, concussion, and suspected broken nose.

The passenger, a 30-year-old Victorian woman, sustained minor injuries.

Both were taken to the Cunnamulla Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police will continue to liaise with aviation authorities as they complete the investigation.


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