Chinese student pilot dies after light plane crash in Australia
The 19-year-old Chinese student was on a training flight that crashed in Melbourne.Updated: Aug 06, 2017 13:42 IST
A Chinese student pilot died on Sunday, three days after a light plane he was flying in crashed in Melbourne, police said.
The 19-year-old, whose name was not released, died in a hospital after the ultralight two-seater plane he was in with his flight instructor went down in a field on Thursday, Victoria state police said in a statement.
The 25-year-old flight instructor remained hospitalised, police said.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority spokesman Peter Gibson said the plane was on a training flight when it crashed. The plane broadcast a mayday message before it went down, he said.
Police and aviation authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.
First Published: Aug 06, 2017 13:41 IST