Press Release -

RACQ LifeFlight Rescue assists at ultralight emergency

The Sunshine Coast-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter landed on the beach at Noosa North Shore, to assist two people, who were forced to make an emergency landing and ditch their ultralight plane into shallow water this morning.

The rescue helicopter was called in just after 7.30am (Sunday), arriving at the emergency scene shortly after Queensland Police Service (QPS) officers.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue critical care doctor and flight paramedic assessed the two people from the small aircraft.

The ultralight pilot, aged in his forties, had suffered minor facial injuries and was handed over to Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) paramedics, to be transported to hospital by road.

A teenage girl, who was a passenger in the ultralight, was assessed and found to have no injuries.

With neither requiring an emergency airlift, the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter left the beach scene to perform an urgent medical transfer and was ultimately called out to a total of six jobs through out the day.