Light aircraft crashed into residential buildings in the resort town of Gold Coast. The pilot managed to survive.

The plane carried out a maneuver at low altitude and at some point caught on the trees. This led to his fall.

Neighbor John Leach said he was in the shower when he heard the plane come down.

‘I thought a car had run into my shed so I came racing out, but it took me a while to work out what had happened,’ he said.

‘Only the pilot was on board and he climbed out of the plane and laid on the lawn,’ he said.

The pilot who controlled the plane left the plane on his own after the crash, after he was taken to hospital with spinal injuries. A spokeswoman for the Queensland Ambulance Service said one man had been treated for a back injury.

The causes of the incident are being investigated.