Light plane crash, Lyons

Police are investigating after a light plane crashed in bushland at Lyons this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 2.30pm after reports a fixed wing aircraft had ditched into a paddock off Tully Road.

Preliminary information suggests the plane suffered engine difficulties before crashing into bushland and catching fire.

The pilot and sole occupant, a man ages in his 20s, was assisted by witnesses from the wreckage.

He sustained serious injuries and was airlifted to hospital in a critical but stable condition.

The Forensic Crash Unit is investigating.

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