Pilot escapes Timboon Plane Crash
March 11 2009. Warrnambool Standard
A DERRINALLUM man has been airlifted to a Melbourne hospital with neck injuries and burns to his arm after crashing his plane near Timboon. The man escaped the burning wreckage and was driven by a farmer to a nearby farmhouse where he rinsed his burns under a cold shower.The crash occurred shortly after 10:30am. The Standard understands the pilot was spreading cricket baits from his crop-duster on farmland at the time of the accident near Tognellas Road, Scotts Creek. An air ambulance landed at the Camperdown Showgrounds about 12:15pm to convey the man to Melbourne.Another pilot in the area of the crash reported seeing a ball of flame.