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The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has been notified by Western Australian police that at 1645 Western Standard Time on 15November2000 a Gippsland Aeronautics (GA)-200 agricultural aircraft, VH-YPL engaged in aerial spraying was involved in an accident after striking power lines approximately 90NM north-east of Albany.

The pilot, the only occupant of the aircraft, received fatal injuries.

In accordance with Section 19CB(2) of the Air Navigation Act 1920, the ATSB has commenced an investigation into this accident. Investigators will not be attending the accident site.

Media contact: Peter Saint B: (02) 6274 6590, M: (0408) 497 016
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Last update 01 April 2011