THE pilot and lone occupant of a crop-dusting aircraft died yesterday after sustaining critical injuries in a crash landing at Canaga, around 20 kilometres east of Chinchilla, in southern Queensland.
The pilot, believed to be a man in his 30s, had been spraying herbicide on a property located near the intersection of the Chinchilla-Wondai and T Atkins roads when the incident occurred shortly after noon.
Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics assessed the patient at the scene, where the man later died.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) received the call in relation to the incident at 12.31pm yesterday, and three of its vehicles and a senior QFES officer attended the scene,.
“Our crews did some testing due to chemical involved to make sure it was safe,” a QFES spokesperson said.
Two crews remained in attendance at around 3.30pm, and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) has advised its Forensic Crash Unit, working alongside the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, will prepare a report for the coroner.
Source: QAS, QFES, QPS