Two rescued after gyrocopter crash - Marmong Point

Published: 03 Apr 2024 12:12pm

Two people have been rescued after a gyrocopter crash today off Marmong Point at Lake Macquarie.

The amphibious aircraft was skimming the water, attempting to take off, when it overturned, almost 500 metres offshore, just before 10.30am.

Two people on board the submerged aircraft scrambled onto nearby boats.

They’ve been assessed by NSW Ambulance paramedics and are uninjured.

The aircraft has been towed to a local marina for further investigation.

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) dispatched eight appliances to the scene, including specialist rescue crews.

FRNSW HAZMAT (hazardous materials) specialists have established booms around the gyrocopter to contain any fuel leak.

NSW Police have taken control of the incident and authorities will attempt to determine the cause of the crash.

Updated: 03 Apr 2024 12:17pm

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