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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