Pilot named as aviation authorities begin investigation

UPDATE: Aviation crash investigators are expected to arrive at a Cunnamulla property tomorrow where a 21-year-old pilot died in a light plane crash on Sunday.

Isaac Bain was the sole occupant of the Foxbat A22LS ultralight plane and was contract mustering on Aldville Station north of the rural township when the aircraft crash landed.

He died at the scene.
Recreational Aviation Australia is working with police investigating the cause of the crash, and will probe environmental, mechanical and human intervention factors.

RAA CEO Michael Linke said investigators were due to arrive at the property on Tuesday to begin investigations into the crash.

He said it was too soon to comment on the possible cause of the crash.

A report will be prepared by police for the coroner.

MONDAY, 10.15AM: A man killed in a plane crash in the south-west region yesterday has been identified as a contract musterer.

The 21-year-old man was the sole occupant of the Foxbat fixed-wing aircraft which crashed on Aldville Station, north-west of Cunnamulla, on Sunday.

The man died at the scene.

Police were called to the incident about 1pm, with other agencies including Queensland Ambulance Service and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, deployed to the scene.

Recreational Aviation Australia is working with police investigating the cause of the crash, and will probe environmental, mechanical and human intervention factors.

A report will be prepared for the coroner.

SUNDAY, 4.30PM: Aviation investigators have been deployed to the scene of a fatal light-plane crash in the south-west.

The male pilot of the Foxbat aircraft, which is a fixed-wing recreational plane, died in the crash reported to authorities about 1pm today.

Foxbat aircraft are also known as ultralight crafts.

Police attended the scene and advised the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

An ATSB spokeswoman said the investigation had been handed to Recreational Aviation Australia.

RAA CEO Michael Linke said the plane was registered with the organisation which would investigate possible causal factors.

He said the investigation would look at environmental, mechanical and human factors.

The RAA will work with local authorities and sent investigators from Brisbane to the crash scene.

EARLIER: A PILOT has died in a plane crash in south-west Queensland.

It is understood the light plane crash landed on a rural property near Cunnamulla earlier this afternoon.

Police were called to the incident by family members just after 1pm.

It is unclear what type of plane was involved, and investigations will be done to determine the cause of the crash.

Police are en route to the incident.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau is expected to be involved in the crash investigation.



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