Cause of crash being investigated

THE police investigation into the fatal ultralight crash at Tatham last Friday is continuing with assistance from the Recreational Aviation Association.

An eyewitness reported hearing a loud bang before seeing the aircraft’s left wing break and the two-seater ultralight spiral to the ground on a private property between Casino and Coraki.

Richmond Local Area Command duty officer Inspector Nicole Bruce said police were waiting for a mechanical and structural examination of the ultralight aircraft to assess what might have caused the crash.

“The police aviation unit will be also coming up from Sydney at the end of the week to conduct fly-overs and to take photographs of the area,” she said.

“They will conduct further assessments and look for any other debris in the area that may assist investigators.”

Police forensic experts and crime scene officers have examined the crash site.

Once the results are collected, investigators will prepare a brief of evidence for the Coroner.



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