A pilot has died in an aircraft crash at Pallamana near Murray Bridge in South Australia.It is believed he was an experienced flyer, aged in his 30s, and crashed his single seater plane into a farm paddock about 11am (local time). The crash will be investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and police are preparing a report for the coroner.
Bugger. Single-seater, sounds like Ag work? Any info?
Damn..............a great loss to all! I won't mention his name out of respect but a quick search shows who he was (assuming A/C owner),so another now flies with some other great names up there in hopefully a better world!
Just getting off the sadness of this I believe his Pitts was a 6 cyl version, I didn't know they existed but man it must have had some grunt!
If he wanted to shoot his mouth off about how much he knew, he could have at least shown an ounce of decency and waited for the coronial inquest.
I know nothing about either person. What I do know is that there is often a lot of criticism about investigators not releasing findings quick enough so that they may be a lesson to each other. Paul Bennet obviously feels strongly on this and I would not hold it against him using the current media attention to warn others not to fly aircraft, or fly them in ways, they can not handle.