Craig Warhurst

Man, 60, killed in Spitfire crash

A 60-YEAR-OLD man is dead after a plane crash near the Kybong airfield.

The aircraft, believed to be a light plane came down on Lagoon Pocket Road just before 4pm.

Emergency services were enroute to the crash site.

There were reports the plane was a three-quarter replica spitfire aircraft.

A Lagoon Pocket Roadresident told the Daily a stream of emergency services tore down her street just after 4pm with lights and sirens “all ablazing”.

“There was three ambulances, two fire trucks, a highway patrol car, a motor-cycle police officer and the southside rural fire brigade,” she said.

“At first I thought there was a farm accident, but when I saw all the fire trucks I thought ‘who’s house is on fire?”

The seven-year resident said there were a number of wealthy residents in the area who owned light planes.

“This is a very tight community, it will certainly be a huge shock if it is one of our local residents.”


Six-hour drag show this weekend

Six-hour drag show this weekend

Expect a lip sync, a fashion show and hilarious stand up comedy

Go you 'yarning' bunch of awesome sisters

Go you 'yarning' bunch of awesome sisters

Go you 'yarning' mob of awesome sisters

Happy women Cairns-bound for arts festival

Happy women Cairns-bound for arts festival

Indigenous group raise funds to attend festival of art in Queensland

Local Partners