Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

44 Officers Recognised; Saving Lives, Finding an Aircraft among the Reasons for Awards

Newspaper article Gympie Times, The Qld.

44 Officers Recognised; Saving Lives, Finding an Aircraft among the Reasons for Awards

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Kara

Sonter

REPORTER

kara.sonter@gympietimes.com

POLICE, fire and ambulance officers behind Operation Kilo Montana, a search, recovery and investigation mission for the 1934 de Havilland aircraft that crashed in Imbil last year, were recognised by the state police service at an official medal presentation at Gympie RSL on Wednesday.

Forty-four officers were recognised for their services at the presentation, including 26 officers who were recognised for their work on Operation Kilo Montana, which began after the plane crashed in dense bushland near Imbil on October 1, killing all five people on board.

Among the 26 officers was retired Sergeant Vic Timpan, who assisted in conducting the mission throughout his last week on the job.

Now retired, Sgt Tipman was shift supervisor at the time reports of the missing plane were made to Gympie police station and said it was his local knowledge of the crash site that helped emergency teams reach the destination deep within dense bushland. …

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