Saturday, November 19, 2016

Air Tractor AT-502, Spray Tech Aviation Pty Ltd, VH-LIK: Fatal accident occurred November 05, 2016 in Cryon, 50km east of Walgett, NSW, Australia

NTSB Identification: WPR17WA028
Accident occurred Saturday, November 05, 2016 in Walgett, Australia
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR AT502, registration:
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On November 5, 2016, approximately 1000 Australian Eastern Daylight Time (ESuT), an Air Tractor AT-502, Australian registration VH-LIK, collided with terrain about 33 nautical miles south of Walgett, Australia. The pilot, the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries.

The investigation is under the jurisdiction of the Australian government. This report is for information purposes only and contains only information released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau. Further information pertaining to this accident may be obtained from:

Australian Transport Safety Bureau
P.O. Box 967, Civic Square ACT 2608
15 Mort St., Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory
Telephone: +61 2 6274 6471
Fax: +61 2 6274 6434
Internet: www.atsb.gov.au 

A report will be prepared for the Coroner following the death of a man in the state’s north, just near Walgett, NSW Police say.

Just after 10am today, emergency services were called to a property on Cryon Road, Cryon, after reports a plane had crashed.

Upon arrival, officers attached to Castlereagh Local Area Command located a plane well alight, with Fire & Rescue NSW extinguishing the blaze.

A 46-year-old man, the single occupant of the plane, died at the scene.


Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will commence an investigation in the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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