Plane Crash

Crash pilot wakes from burns coma

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 09/04/2003, pg. 4

PILOT David Millist has regained consciousness after five weeks in a coma following a plane crash on the Darling Downs.

With burns to 80 per cent of his body, Mr Millist’s chances of survival were slim. But he raised a smile yesterday after being released from intensive care and moved to the […]

Crash plane’s engine queried

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 04/12/2002, pg. 10

AN investigation into a light plane crash which killed a pilot and three mental health workers in Toowoomba on November 27 last year has found the plane’s left engine could have been faulty.

In an interim report by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, an investigator said ground contact marks made by the […]

Little Cerys is dead dad’s gift

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 09/03/2002, pg. 3

WHEN Vanessa Hughes looks into the eyes of her baby daughter Cerys, she sees a strong resemblance to her husband Allen.

Sadly, Cerys will never see her father, who was killed in a plane crash in Toowoomba on November 27 last year which claimed the lives of the pilot and three members […]

Drum beats and tears for plane crash victims

Courier Mail, The (Brisbane), 04/12/2001, pg. 3

THE beating of “Ducky” Duckett’s favourite African drums were a sign to grieving colleagues yesterday that the lives of three Mental Health Service staff killed last Tuesday would be a continuing influence on their workmates.

About 600 mourners, still shocked by the sudden loss of life, wept and sobbed deeply at a memorial […]

Pilot, doctors killed in crash; Estate’s second plane tragedy in 11 years

Herald Sun (Melbourne), 28/11/2001, pg. 11

A PILOT and three government staff died when their plane crashed and exploded within seconds of takeoff yesterday.

Reports suggest the plane experienced engine difficulties about 8.45am and dived through power lines and a tree before hitting a road of a Toowoomba industrial estate.

Those on the plane included pilot Bruce Johnson, 28, formerly […]