Two men died after two light aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into a property in Queensland
Two men have died in a suspected mid-air collision between two light aircraft in Queensland.
The crash happened at Kybong, south of Gympie, on Wednesday afternoon.
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Planes are believed to have collided on a property and crashed to the ground, killing an 80-year-old Caboolture man and a 77-year-old Glenwood man.
The police are investigating the cause of the crash.
“The evidence suggests that each aircraft likely had a single male occupant and both men died,” said Inspector Brad Inskip.
“We’re going to look at the possibility that there was a mid-air collision, but it’s very early days and we’re really not sure.”
Inskip believes the aircraft is a single-occupant glider and microlight.
Police, ambulance and fire brigade were on duty.
A man who lives on a neighboring property witnessed the incident.
“We were sitting on the porch having a cup of coffee and we heard a big bang,” he told 7NEWS.
“We didn’t think it sounded like a shot and when we looked up we saw white chunks of airplane falling from the sky.
“It was already broken… I didn’t see much of the second plane.”
He said he called triple zero immediately and the police were there quickly.
The police are preparing a report for the coroner, while the traffic authorities are also investigating.
https://7news.com.au/news/qld/two-light-aircraft-collide-mid-air-in-queensland-sparking-fears-for-occupants-c-8805450 Two men died after two light aircraft collided in mid-air and crashed into a property in Queensland