The Sunday Mail (Queensland)

Spit­fire crash scat­ters crowd


A REPLICA war­plane nar­rowly missed hun­dreds of spec­ta­tors as it crash-landed at an air show north­west of Bris­bane.

The replica Spit­fire landed heav­ily at the Watts Bridge Me­mo­rial Air­field near Too­goolawah af­ter mid­day yesterday, the pro­pel­ler skid­ding to­wards on­look­ers who scram­bled to safety.

The 69-year-old pi­lot emerged un­scathed from the wreck­age and was treated by emer­gency ser­vices for shock.

Wit­nesses said it ap­peared the plane’s land­ing gear had not come down.

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