Pilot survives crop-duster crash
A crop-dusting pilot has escaped with a broken arm after his plane hit a tree in Victoria’s west and broke up into three pieces
The man took off from Stawell about 9am and had flown five kilometres south when he struck trouble, a police spokesman said.
“It is believed there was a bit of a down draught; the pilot tried to dump the cargo (and) he struck a tree,” he said.
The crop-duster had broken up into three pieces, he said.
The pilot received non-life-threatening facial injuries and a broken arm.
Air safety investigators are to be notified and an investigation carried out into the cause of the crash.