Tasmania

Ultralight Crashes in Tas

Friday, January 11, 2013
By George Hatcher
Ultralight Crashes in Tas

On January 11, 2013 at 10:10 a.m., an Australian Lightwing GR 912 was in Yorktown Tasmania. The plane, an ultralight, took off and nosedived in a vineyard next door to the airport, killing the sixty-five year old pilot. The cause of the crash on a West Tamar property off Bowens road, just north of... »

TV Host Crashes on Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia.

Friday, January 9, 2009
By George Hatcher
TV Host Crashes on Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia.

hang glider pictured What: Australian-made homebuilt aircraft piloted by John Duigan en route from a private strip on Flinders Island Where: Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia. When: Jan 7 2009 Who: Nick and his father John were airlifted to Launceston General Hospital. Duigan suffered a head injury, broken jaw requiring surgery, broken ribs and fractured... »

21 Year Old Cropduster Crashes and Burns in Tasmania

Tuesday, November 4, 2008
By George Hatcher
21 Year Old Cropduster Crashes and Burns in Tasmania

What: 1967 cropdusting Cessna Where: Cressy in north Tasmania When: 8 a m Who: 12 year old pilot working for a local aviation company Why: The engine stalled, lost altitude and hit the ground nose first, exploding and igniting fuel from the ruptured tank. The propeller was torn off by the impact.The pilot was... »

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