CareFlight crews resume search for missing aircraft

CareFlight crews have joined the search for a missing light aircraft in Queensland for a third day.

The Bundaberg RACQ CareFlight Rescue helicopter and CareFlight’s Gladstone based aircraft took off from Bundaberg Airport this morning as part of the search being coordinated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Toowoomba and Sunshine Coast based RACQ Rescue helicopters are also expected to join the search this morning.

Pilot Rob Pavan departed Gympie Airport at about 9.30am Saturday morning in his single engine Jabiru 250.

AMSA was alerted when the experienced solo pilot failed to arrive at his destination, the small town of Dixalea, 87 kilometres west of Gladstone.

A search began just after 4pm Saturday.