Lane Kokshoorn Plane Crash: Gold Coast Man and son died in accident

Lane Kokshoorn Plane Crash

Lane Kokshoorn Plane Crash: Lane Kokshoorn and his son died after their recreational plane crashed into power lines on Winegrove Road in Lilydale, near Grafton, shortly after 8.30 am yesterday.

Kokshoorn was aged in his 30s and his son was aged under 10.

A “devoted” Queensland dad who tragically died alongside his young son in a light plane crash in northern NSW was an experienced Boeing 787 pilot who once worked for one of Japan’s biggest airlines.

It’s understood Kokshoorn had experience as a pilot for a Japanese commercial airline.

The aircraft is believed to have left Gold Coast on Monday, stopping to rest overnight in an unknown location before taking off again yesterday.

“A recreational aircraft clipped a powerline, as a consequence of that then crashed onto the banks of the Clarence River,” Acting Inspector Aaron van Schaik said yesterday.

“Unfortunately, the plane caught fire after the impact.”

Police believe the plane was headed in a westerly direction before the crash.

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