A light plane after an emergency landing at Gore yesterday.
A light plane after an emergency landing at Gore yesterday. Contributed

Troubled plane lands safely

NO ONE was injured when a Jabiru LSA light plane made an emergency landing at Gore, west of Warwick, at 9.38am yesterday.

Sergeant Cameron Slater, of Warwick police, said the plane left Warwick Aerodrome at 9.15am and experienced engine trouble 20 minutes into the flight.

"The two occupants were not injured," Sgt Slater said.

"It was a smooth landing until the plane hit a rock. It was a write-off."

Warwick Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene, along with appliances from Inglewood Urban Brigade and the Karara Rural Fire Brigade.

The accident scene was 50km east of Inglewood and 2km on the eastern side of the rabbit fence.

It was 200m off the highway in a grass paddock on the eastern side of the highway between Karara and Gore.

Due to the wet condition of the soil, the firefighters who reached the scene on the Karara unit placed foam on a small fuel leak in case a fire started in the long grass.

The pilot was from Hendon.



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