Emergency services investigate a crash between a plane and a helicopter at Caloundra Airport. Picture: Patrick Woods
Emergency services investigate a crash between a plane and a helicopter at Caloundra Airport. Picture: Patrick Woods

Stunt plane, helicopter crash on Coast runway

A plane and a helicopter have collided on the runway at Caloundra Airport.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman said crews were called after a plane and a helicopter collided on the runway at 12.55pm on Friday.

"There was a minor collision on the runway, we are currently on scene making it safe," she said.

Woman rushed to hospital after Sunshine Mwy crash

The spokeswoman said there were no injuries from the collision.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) spokesperson said the organisation was gathering further information into the collision. 

"A landing Extra EA300 aerobatic aircraft is reported to have come into contact with a Guimbal Cabri light helicopter, which was preparing to take-off," they said.

"The ATSB will request reports from the pilots of both aircraft before determining whether to conduct a transport safety investigation.

"We do not have confirmation of the level of damage to either aircraft at this point."

 

Emergency services investigate a crash between a plane and a helicopter at Caloundra Airport. Picture: Patrick Woods
Emergency services investigate a crash between a plane and a helicopter at Caloundra Airport. Picture: Patrick Woods

Police and paramedics also attended the scene.

The Daily understands it was a Caloundra plane and a helicopter that wasn't local that were involved in the crash.

Emergency services investigate a crash between a plane and a helicopter at Caloundra Airport. Picture: Patrick Woods
Emergency services investigate a crash between a plane and a helicopter at Caloundra Airport. Picture: Patrick Woods

FLASHBACK: Noosa’s history of ‘colourful’ MPs

Premium Content FLASHBACK: Noosa’s history of ‘colourful’ MPs

Back in 1997 the Liberal Member for Noosa, Bruce “Davo” Davidson, created headlines...

New playground helps outdoor education thrive

Premium Content New playground helps outdoor education thrive

A newly opened playground at a Coast kindergarten will continue an outdoor...

Lightning would never stop Daniel’s day

Premium Content Lightning would never stop Daniel’s day

Whether it’s COVID-19 or a lightning strike, nothing stopped the Walk for Daniel.