Gyrocoptor crash in Dubbo

UPDATE

Police are investigating and a man has been hospitalised after a gyrocopter crashed at Dubbo this afternoon.

About 1.35pm (Tuesday 10 July 2018), police were called to Dubbo Regional Airport after reports that an aircraft had crashed within the airport.

Upon arrival police from Orana Mid Western Police District located an injured 69-year-old man within the cockpit of the crashed gyrocopter.

The officers established a crime scene.

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With the assistance of other emergency services the pilot was removed from the aircraft and conveyed to Dubbo Regional Hospital in a stable condition.

Police have been told that as the gyrocopter attempted to take off it experienced difficulties and impacted heavily near the runway.

Police have been told that as the gyrocopter attempted to take off it experienced difficulties and impacted heavily near the runway.

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The man has possible leg and internal injuries and is reportedly in a stable condition.

Inquiries into the cause of the crash continue

Anyone with information that may assist is urged to contact police.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

An example of a gyrocoptor. This is not the gyrocoptor in the crash. Photo: THE LAND.

An example of a gyrocoptor. This is not the gyrocoptor in the crash. Photo: THE LAND.

EARLIER

Emergency services have been called to Dubbo City Regional Airport following an incident involving a light aircraft.

A Dubbo Regional Council spokesperson said an emergency response team was managing the scene.

No major injuries are recorded, the spokesperson said. It is believed the pilot has been taken to Dubbo Hospital.

Regular passenger flights have not been affected.

More to come.