While battling two burning bushfires in a southern part of Western Australia, a water bombing jet crashed.

In the forest between Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun, a Boeing 737-3 carrying two persons went down over the Fitzgerald River National Park on Monday at about 4.40 p.m. (WST).

According to WA police, both pilots were able to escape the debris after the collision and survived with very minor injuries.

“The two pilots on board were retrieved from the crash site by helicopter and airlifted to Ravensthorpe Airport,” WA Police said Monday evening.

“Both survived the crash with minor injuries and were conveyed to hospital via St John WA.”

The cause of the plane’s accident is now unknown, and Australian Transport Safety Bureau investigators will visit the crash site.

At 3.25 p.m., the plane took off from the southwest.

The plane, with registration N619SW, is owned by Coulson Aviation.


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