The wreckage from Darryl Marsh's fatal plane crash, 25km north of Injune.
The wreckage from Darryl Marsh's fatal plane crash, 25km north of Injune.

Tribute to plane crash victim

COLLEAGUES of plane crash victim Darryl Marsh have paid tribute to the miner tragically killed while flying to work.

Mr Marsh, 49, was flying from Roma to Dysart on Wednesday afternoon when his Cessna C210 single-engine plane crashed about 90 kilometres into the journey.

A statement prepared by his employers at the BMA Norwich Park coal mine said the Roma man had worked at the site since August this year.

"BMA extends its deepest sympathies to the family of a BMA employee, Darryl Marsh, who was killed when the light plane he was piloting tragically crashed on 8 December," the statement read.

"Our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.

"BMA is providing every support to the family in their tragic loss."

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau yesterday sent four investigators to the accident site, about 25 kilometres north of Injune.

While on site, the team will examine the aircraft wreckage, interview any witnesses and collect evidence such as weather and maintenance records.

Their final public report should be released within the next nine months.

Roma police are preparing a report for the coroner.



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