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.