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Waterbombing Aircraft Crashes While Fighting Bushfire In Queensland

Waterbombing Aircraft Crashes While Fighting Bushfire In Queensland

A waterbombing aircraft that was fighting bushfires in Queensland has reportedly crashed-landed.

According to the Courier Mail, the helicopter crashed as it was trying to land back on the ground and one person is injured.

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The incident happened at Pechey north of Toowoomba.

A Queensland Fire and Emergency Services spokesperson told SBS that the pilot suffered non-life threatening injuries.

There are more than 60 bushfires burning around Queensland.

Residents in Noosa North Shore were told earlier today to evacuate after receiving a message to 'Leave Now' as a bushfire in the region took hold.

Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has told local media that firefighters are working around the clock to prevent any more properties being destroyed.

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"Now is not the time to be complacent, the conditions are of concern to us," she said.

Featured Image Credit: Regular Daddy/Creative Commons

Topics: News, Australia

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.

 

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