Mon, Apr 09, 2007
Sapphire Single-Engine Goes Down At Cohuna Airport
The investigation of Saturday's
crash that killed the 72-year old pilot of an ultralight plane at
Australia's Cohuna Airport continued Sunday.
A Victoria Police media spokeswoman said witnesses saw the plane
circling over the airport around noon, as if the pilot was no
longer in control, reported the Australian Associated Press.
The unidentified pilot was found dead in the wreckage of the
Sapphire single-seater, which crashed about 1:30 pm local time.
According to reports, the pilot was on the way to the Narromine
Held annually, the National Ultra-Light Fly-In Festival (NATFLY)
takes place every Easter weekend in Narromine, 280 miles west of
In another incident Friday, a Tasmanian man walked away after
his ultralight plane crash-landed near Devonport, in northern
The Australian newspaper reports the pilot was coming into
land when the plane experienced engine failure, clipped a fence,
and crashed into a field shortly after midday.
The male pilot sustained only a minor scratch to his head.
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