Mystery surrounds call for help at Caloundra Airport

MYSTERY surrounds a mayday call that sparked a search for a downed aircraft at Caloundra Aiport on Thursday night. 

Emergency services were called to the airport about 7.30pm after Brisbane air traffic controller phoned with a report that a Tiger Moth bound for the Coast had engine failure.

Police, firefighters and ambulance were called to the scene with fears the plane had crashed and people could be injured.

The report also indicated the Tiger Moth did not have the right instruments to fly at night.

When emergency services arrived, the area was dark, deserted and the hangars were locked.

It is unclear who called Brisbane air traffic control and whether the call was genuine.

The Daily is seeking comment from air traffic control.

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