Woman airlifted after rally car crashes into tree

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission Helicopter has flown a woman to hospital, after a rally car crashed head-on into a tree, in the Gympie region.

The rescue helicopter was tasked from the Sunshine Coast, around 12:40 this afternoon.

The pilot landed the aircraft in a clearing, near the accident site.

The RACQ LifeFlight Rescue Critical Care Doctor and Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) Flight Paramedic worked with other QAS paramedics, to treat the patient for multiple injuries.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was flown to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, in a stable condition.

The Land Rover LifeFlight Special Mission helicopter performed this mission as it is currently, temporarily based on the Sunshine Coast, while the familiar blue and yellow RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter undergoes scheduled engineering.

The aircraft is part of LifeFlight Australia’s commercial operation, which supports the work of the community helicopter fleet, through our profit-for-purpose model and is rotated through our community bases from time to time, when operationally required.