Police attend the scene of a microlight crash at the Hervey Bay airport.
Police attend the scene of a microlight crash at the Hervey Bay airport. Robyne Cuerel

Microlight crash in Hervey Bay

A MICROLIGHT aircraft has crashed in Hervey Bay this morning.

Hervey Bay police and airport staff have been inspecting the aircraft, after the crash occurred earlier in the morning.

While details are sketchy at this time, it is believed the aircraft was damaged after it landed at Hervey Bay airport.

A representative from Fraser Coast Microlights said the aircraft appeared to "wobble" after landing, suggesting it may have failed to land square on the runway.

While there was fog at the airport this morning, it is unknown at this time if that contributed to the crash.

The council's airport staff inspected the runway for damage and checked the full length of the runway to ensure it was free of any wreckage.

The airport was not closed by the incident.

Passenger flights were delayed, but the council advised this was a coincidence as the delays were caused by the fog.

The council is following up the incident with the relevant authorities, Mayor Gerard O'Connell said.

While it is believed injuries were suffered in the crash, there is no information at this time on the extent of them.



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