Preliminary

Summary

Preliminary report released 25 August 2011

On 19 July 2011 a PZL Warszawa-Okecie M-18 Dromader, registered VH-FOZ, was conducting spraying operations on a cotton station about 22 km west-south-west of Dirranbandi, Queensland. The aircraft failed to return from a spraying flight and workers on the station subsequently located the aircraft's wreckage in a ploughed field at about 1445. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was fatally injured. The aircraft was destroyed by the impact forces.