The crashed helicopter at Hawkwood on Wednesday afternoon (Photo: RACQ LifeFlight)

September 30, 2020

Emergency services were called to a rural property near Hawkwood – north-west of Monogorilby – on Wednesday afternoon after reports a helicopter had crashed.

A QAS spokesperson said paramedics assessed one person at the scene who had managed to extricate himself from the downed aircraft before emergency services arrived.

Emergency services and the RACQ LifeFlight helicopter were called just before 4:30pm.

Initial reports said the pilot, a man aged in his 30s, was not injured.

However, the LifeFlight aeromedical team assessed the man at the scene before airlifting him to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

A LifeFlight spokesperson said it was believed the helicopter was mustering livestock on a private property when it lost power and crashed into trees.

This is the second incident to have occurred at Hawkwood in recent days.

On Sunday afternoon, fire crews were called to the remote location to monitor a grass fire burning west of Cadarga-Hawkwood Road between Lawes and Ormonde roads.

The fire was contained and there was no threat to property.


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