2008 December: Nyngan Crop Dusting Accident

Community mourning as father of two dies in crop-dusting accident

Dec. 30, 2008, Daily Liberal

A loving husband and father of two, a gentleman held in the highest regard by those who knew him, and a dedicated employee who never said a bad word about anyone, were words used to describe the pilot killed tragically after his plane crashed-landed near Nyngan on Monday.

Paul Corcoran, 40, had an infectious smile that lit up a room and was a kind and genuine bloke who did anything for anyone, friends of Mr Corcoran told the Daily Liberal yesterday.

A close family friend said Mr Corcoran was a man to whom family was central, and the spin-off from this was that the community benefited from his continuous efforts and contributions.

Whether it be a paving job or work to be done at the preschool ‘Corco’ did it, no fuss, no call for recognition – ever.

Mr Corcoran died when the crop duster he was flying crashed on a property on Pangee Road near

Nyngan about midday on Monday.

Police believe he lost control of the light plane as it banked right for a second dusting over a paddock.

Property workers found his body in the wreckage and contacted police…

Mr Corcoran worked for aerial spraying and flight training company Rebel Ag…