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Aircraft crash, man deceased - Ballina.

Friday, 16 June 2017 11:58:39 AM

Emergency services are responding to an aircraft crash in the state’s north this morning.

At 8.00am (Friday 16 June 2017) a two seater Cessna Skyhawk took off from Heck Field Flying Club in Jacobs Well, Queensland, on route to Ballina Airport.

About 8.55am, local residents in Brooklet, Ballina, heard a loud noise and found the aircraft had crashed into bushland. There was heavy fog at the time and debris was scattered over a large area.

A 71-year-old-man was located deceased at the scene. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft.

Officers from Richmond Local Area Command have commenced investigations and urge any witnesses to contact Ballina Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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