Man rescued, another critical, after Victorian light plane crash

 

A trainee pilot and instructor have been seriously injured when their light plane ditched into a paddock southeast of Melbourne Thursday morning.

Ambulance Victoria says the aircraft crashed at Clyde North, southeast of Melbourne, about 10.40am on Thursday.

One person was flown to Royal Melbourne Hospital in a critical condition.

A person is in critical condition, while another was rescued and injured after a light aircraft crash in Victoria. Picture: 7 News

A man believed to be in his 20s was freed from the two-seater training plane and taken to The Alfred Hospital with facial, chest and spinal injuries in a serious but stable condition.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority spokesman Peter Gibson says the ultralight, two-seater plane was on a training flight when it crashed.

The trainee pilot and instructor were seriously injured when their light plane ditched into a paddock. Picture: 7 News


"It was on a dual training flight with an instructor and a student on board," Mr Gibson said.

The plane broadcast a mayday message before crashing into a paddock on Hardys Road, the CASA spokesman said.

The aircraft was registered to the Learn to Fly Melbourne school based at Moorabbin Airport.

Police and firefighters remain at the crash site.

One person was transported to hospital by air ambulance. Picture: 7 News

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