Planes collide mid-air killing two in ‘extremely traumatic’ crash | World | News

Two people have died after two aircraft collided mid-air in Brisbane, Australia.

The incident between the light aircraft occurred at Caboolture Airfield on Friday morning (July 28).

Despite the efforts of paramedics and rescue workers, both occupants of one of the planes died.

Footage of the crash site shows a large number of paramedics and emergency workers at the scene.

Following the accident, it was announced that the victims of the crash were a man and a woman in their 60s.

Meanwhile, the other aircraft involved in the collision was able to land safely. The pilot of that plane, a man in his 70s, had no injuries.

The cause of the tragic accident has not yet been confirmed, but reports suggest that the aircraft collided mid-air.

It is believed that the collision occurred whilst both aircraft were at low altitude on the eastern side of the airfield.

As a result, 7News reported that it is believed that the aircraft may have been taking off or landing at the same time.

Matthew Davis, a spokesperson for the QAS, said the plane crash had been “extremely traumatic” for paramedics attending the scene.

He added: “Unfortunately, the aircraft had sustained significant impact damage and, unfortunately, when we assessed both those occupants, they were deceased at the scene.

“Our hearts certainly go out to (their) family.”

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