ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70669
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Narrative:A PILOT has survived a light plane crash in waters off the north Queensland coast, authorities say.
Cirrus SR22 GTS G3 Turbo
|Owner/operator:||Maltair Pty Ltd|
|Fatalities:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1|
|Aircraft damage:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||Dent Island next to Hamilton Island - YBHM, QLD -
|Phase:|| Initial climb|
|Departure airport:||Great Barrier Reef Apt. - YBHM|
|Destination airport:||Great Barrier Reef Apt. - YBHM|
|Confidence Rating:|| Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources|
The light aircraft crashed into water around Dent Island, which is beside Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, after an engine failure, about 3.15pm (AEST) wednesday, a spokesman said.
The male pilot was plucked from the water by boaties in the area and taken to the Hamilton Island medical centre complaining of back pain.
The RACQ CQ Rescue chopper will transport him to Mackay later today.
A few moments before the crash the pilot activated the CAPS (emergency parachute).
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