Vintage plane crash at Luskintyre, near Maitland

A man involved in a small plane crash at Luskintyre has escaped with only minor injuries.

At 7.07pm on Tuesday, paramedics and emergency services were called to an incident at Luskintyre airfield.

The vintage aircraft had experienced engine failure and crash landed.

The pilot, a 66-year-old male, removed himself from the plane once it was on the ground.

His injuries included a large laceration to his lower leg, and a cut to his clavicle area, caused by his harness.

There was no loss of consciousness, no neck pain, and only minor injuries.

He was taken to John Hunter Hospital, but his observations were good.

A Westpac rescue helicopter was tasked to the scene.

Emergency crews dealt with a large fuel spill at the location following the incident.


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