Plane ends up in dam

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

SIX peo­ple had a lucky es­cape af­ter they were able to wade from the their sink­ing plane that crashed into a dam on the Whit­sun­days coast. The light plane ended up in the dam at the Lakeside Air­park at Bloomsbury just be­fore 4pm yesterday. Air­park owner Gary Poole said the Cherokee car­ry­ing six peo­ple crashed off the run­way af­ter it “had a hard land­ing and the pi­lot lost con­trol”. Mr Poole said the badly dam­aged air­craft was a write- off.

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