A man is dead and a five-year-old girl has been critically
injured when an ultralight aircraft crashed into a home
south-east of Melbourne.
It is believed the aircraft had taken off from Tyabb regional
airport shortly before it plummeted into a house on Seaview
Road on Sunday afternoon.
Hastings police Acting Senior Sergeant Blair Jeans said a
44-year-old Mornington Peninsula man steering the
weight-shift powered hang glider was a licensed pilot who
likely died on impact.
The five-year-old girl, a passenger in the aircraft, suffered
multiple fractures in the crash and was airlifted to the
Royal Children's Hospital.
She was conscious and in extreme pain when emergency crews
arrived, Det Sen Sgt Jeans told AAP on Sunday.
The girl remains in a critical condition with injuries to her
upper body, Ambulance Victoria spokesman Ray Rowe said on
No one was in the house at the time.
Police would not comment on the cause of the crash which is