Police lay charges after fatal plane crash at Agnes Water

Detectives from Gladstone Criminal Investigation Branch have today charged the pilot of a plane that crashed near Agnes Water in 2017, resulting in the death a female passenger.

The incident involving a private aircraft happened at around 11am on January 10 on the eastern side of Middle Island.

A 29-year-old woman from the United Kingdom was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A 21-year-old female Irish national sustained critical injuries and a 13-year-old male passenger was transported to Rockhampton Hospital with minor injuries.

The 67-year-old male pilot was also seriously injured.

Ongoing investigations by Gladstone CIB, with the assistance of the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, led to the arrest today of the 67-year-old man.

He has been charged with one count of dangerous operation of a vehicle causing death and one count of grievous bodily harm and is due to appear in Bundaberg Magistrates Court on May 11.

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