Thursday, November 8, 2007

News: Light Air-Craft Crash In Echuca

TWO men in their 50s have been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with severe burns after a light aircraft crashed in northern Victoria today. A 50-year-old man was airlifted to The Alfred Hospital with burns to 60 per cent of his body while another man, aged 58, was taken by ambulance to Echuca Hospital with burns to 50 per cent of his body. He was later also airlifted to The Alfred, Rural Ambulance Service spokesman John Mullen said. Emergency services received the call at about 5.50pm (AEDT) that a gyrocopter - a small helicopter - had crashed at Echuca airport and burst into flames. Mr Mullen said it was believed the two men may have been an instructor and student. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22725951-1702,00.html