Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Aviators Mourn Crash Pilot

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Aviators Mourn Crash Pilot

Article excerpt

THE Queensland and British flying communities are mourning the loss of a friend after a plane crashed into a paddock in Gympie on Friday afternoon.

The pilot of the Spitfire replica, which crashed just a few kilometres from the Gympie Airport at Kybong, has been identified as Professor Barry Uscinski.

Gympie police are still investigating the crash and Recreational Aviation Australia has been helping with enquiries.

An RAA spokesperson said it was too early to say why the plane crashed.

He said Dr Uscinski was a member of RAA and the plane was registered with the organisation.

Dr Uscinski, an experienced pilot, was an Australian citizen but moved to the UK in his mid-20s, where he spent most of his adult life.

A spokesperson for the Watts Bridge Memorial Airfield, near the Brisbane Valley, said Dr Uscinski's family had been notified.

The spokesperson said Dr Uscinski was well known and had a lot of family living in the area. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.