Pilot escapes Timboon plane crash

By Glen Bernoth
Updated November 7 2012 - 1:03pm, first published March 11 2009 - 12:35am
Crop duster crash pilot being transferred to air ambulance helicopter at Camperdown. Picture Mary Alexander
Crop duster crash pilot being transferred to air ambulance helicopter at Camperdown. Picture Mary Alexander
Crop Dusting plane from Derrinallum company called Western Aerial crashed at Scotts Creek near Timboon around 11am. Picture Damian White.
Crop Dusting plane from Derrinallum company called Western Aerial crashed at Scotts Creek near Timboon around 11am. Picture Damian White.

A DERRINALLUM man has been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with neck injuries and burns to his arm after crashing his plane near Timboon.The man escaped the burning wreckage and was driven by a farmer to a nearby farmhouse where he rinsed his burns under a cold shower.The crash occurred shortly after 10:30am. The Standard understands the pilot was spreading cricket baits from his crop-duster on farmland at the time of the accident near Tognellas Road, Scotts Creek.An air ambulance landed at the Camperdown Showgrounds about 12:15pm to convey the man to Melbourne.Another pilot in the area of the crash reported seeing a ball of flame.For a full report and pictures, see tomorrow's issue of The Standard.

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