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Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

  • Picture courtesy of Latrobe Valley Express and Bryce Eishold
  • Picture courtesy of the Traralgon FB

Two people have had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in Traralgon yesterday (23 February). 

The pilot in his early 30s and passenger, in her late 30s, managed to walk away from the crash a bit shaken up, but without any injuries.

The plane came down on a private property between Morwell and Traralgon, near the Princes Highway just before 1.30pm yesterday.

3 CFA trucks from Morwell, Traralgon and Traralgon West, as well as operational support, attended the incident.

CFA District 27 Operations Officer Emma Conway said although there was no fire at the scene, there was still a lot the crews had to do before the scene could be deemed as safe.

“When crews first arrived to the scene their number one priority was to make sure that any passengers were safe. After this the passengers were referred to Ambulance Victoria for a thorough check-up,” she said.

“The brigades then proceeded to treat a fuel leak near the wing area with foam, isolate the electrics and stabilise the plane to ensure it wouldn’t blow over before the investigator arrived.

“The incident was called under control just before 1.40pm.”

Last Updated: 24 February 2017