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Preliminary Report Released 30 October 2009

At about 1130 Western Standard Time on 3 October 2009, the pilot of an Air Tractor Inc. AT-502 aircraft, registered VH-ODP, took off from a paddock on a property about 5 km north-east of Wickepin, WA to conduct agricultural spraying operations. A short time later, the owner of the property discovered the wreckage of the aircraft, which had impacted the ground in an inverted attitude, fatally injuring the pilot. There were no witnesses to the accident.

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