RACQ LifeFlight Rescue airlifts pilot after crop duster plane crash

A pilot has escaped serious injury, after he was forced to crash land the crop duster he was flying, earlier this morning.

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was called to the scene, in the South Burnett at 6:30am.

It’s believed the pilot had been crop dusting a local property, when the aircraft lost power, forcing him to make an emergency landing in a paddock.

The pilot, aged in his forties was the only occupant and managed to get himself out of the aircraft.

The Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), Queensland Police Service (QPS) and Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) all attended the scene.

Once stabilised, he was flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital for further treatment.