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Aus pilot killed in crop-duster crash, NSW.

Old 28th Mar 2006, 03:39
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Aus pilot killed in crop-duster crash, NSW.

From Australia's 'The Age' yesterday. http://www.theage.com.au/news/nation...330973374.html
I've not seen any report or comment on this, except the same report on ABC, hence posting here for info.
Pilot killed in crop-duster crash
March 27, 2006 - 2:14PM
A pilot has died in a crop-duster crash in southern NSW.
Police said the light plane went down in an open paddock in Morundah, 55km south-west of the Riverina town of Narrandera, about 9am (AEDT) today.
It is believed the male pilot, who is yet to be formally identified, was the only person on board the plane.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is travelling from Canberra to investigate the crash.
NSW Fire Brigades spokesman Gordon Boath said it was initially feared the pesticide from the crashed crop-duster could pose a safety risk.
But hazardous material crews had declared the area safe, he said.
A fire brigade rescue unit helped remove the pilot's body from the plane.
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I usually don't venture outside of Rotorheads but when I heard this news this morning of one of my old mates I just couldn't believe it.

A great bloke who loved his flying and did the hard yards to make it into the ag world. F#$% life is unfair sometimes.


RIP RY.
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Might be best to contact the 4A's for info
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Is there a name, or what company he worked for?
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Do we have a name please
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The pilot was Ron Younger.

Click on link to see investigation.


http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/...200601509.aspx

RIP Ron.


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everybody must be happy to know that DS is on to this wirestrike problem.
see this thread; http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?t=232526
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