Craig Warhurst

Man, 60, killed in Spitfire crash

A 60-YEAR-OLD man is dead after a plane crash near the Kybong airfield.

The aircraft, believed to be a light plane came down on Lagoon Pocket Road just before 4pm.

Emergency services were enroute to the crash site.

There were reports the plane was a three-quarter replica spitfire aircraft.

A Lagoon Pocket Roadresident told the Daily a stream of emergency services tore down her street just after 4pm with lights and sirens “all ablazing”.

“There was three ambulances, two fire trucks, a highway patrol car, a motor-cycle police officer and the southside rural fire brigade,” she said.

“At first I thought there was a farm accident, but when I saw all the fire trucks I thought ‘who’s house is on fire?”

The seven-year resident said there were a number of wealthy residents in the area who owned light planes.

“This is a very tight community, it will certainly be a huge shock if it is one of our local residents.”



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