Microlight crash pilot identified

THE pilot in yesterday's microlight aircraft crash has been identified.

Local man David Lewis was flying the microlight, when he landed heavily, lost control of the aircraft which then flipped over at Hervey Bay airport.

A Hervey Bay police spokesman confirmed Mr Lewis sustained minor injuries in the crash, while his female passenger was unharmed.

While a number of sources were sure yesterday the abandoned aircraft belonged to Mr Lewis, it could not be confirmed by the police until they spoke with him.

The police spokesman said any possible further investigation into the incident would be undertaken by the relevant aviation authorities.



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