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Fatal crash at Jacob’s Well

Fatal crash at Jacob’s Well

Fatal crash at Jacob’s Well

May 12, 2020 By AOPA Australia
RA-Aus has begun an investigation into the fatal crash of a pilot of a recreational aircraft at Jacob’s Well airstrip at Heck Field in Queensland in April. Initial investigations suggest...

RA-Aus has begun an investigation into the fatal crash of a pilot of a recreational aircraft at Jacob’s Well airstrip at Heck Field in Queensland in April.

Initial investigations suggest around 9:30am on April 5, the plane has lost power after takeoff and clipped an overhead cable, before it crashed into trees and caught fire.

The 64-year-old pilot from Helensvale was pronounced dead at the scene.

Emergency services were able to rescue a 60-year-old man. He was taken to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital with significant burns and is in a serious condition.

Forensic Crash Unit investigations are continuing with assistance from RA-Aus.

 

Mackey Kandarajah

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.

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