Pilot crash lands helicopter in Dreamworld parking lot

Posted Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:51 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A pilot is being hailed a hero after he crash-landed a helicopter in a vacant parking lot of a Gold Coast theme park after the aircraft apparently lost power. Pilot Matsumi Sato and four tourists - two men and two women - were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Read more from Western Australia Today.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:28 PM

I'd be sayin - "Good job, Pilot Sato! Thanks for saving us!... and hey! as long as we're here..."

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 1:56 PM
CPLady's avatar

"Shelley Winkel from Dreamworld said the pilot was experienced and hadworked with a private charter contractor at the theme park for about adecade."

I suspect the tourists were already at the themepark, RCMAC

I'd rather die living than live like I'm dead

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 4:11 PM

Oh, well in that case I'd be saying "ummm...can't you get us a little closer to the gate?"

I must've assumed because it's in Australia (which I guess I need to learn more about) that they would be closed right now due to winter or something! Never mind!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 5:35 PM
sws's avatar

So much for the idea of using helicopters instead of segways to get around Disney World....

Thursday, June 11, 2009 12:39 AM

Fact everyone should know about the Gold Coast theme parks, there is no closed for the off season, even the water parks are open 365.

I just hope they got their hand stamped so they could get back in the park. ;)

Joz - Power, in tune with nature!

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