2012 April: Moree (NSW) Crop Dusting Accident

A MAN has died in a light plane crash in northwestern NSW.

Police have confirmed the male pilot died when his crop duster crashed near Gingham Road, at Moree, shortly after 9am (AEST) today.

He was the only person on board the aircraft.

It’s the second plane crash in just over 12 months to shock the NSW town.

In March last year, an experienced pilot and three members of a well-known farming family were killed when a single engine plane nosedived into a paddock while trying to land at Moree airport.

Digby Boland and his wife Robyn, both aged 77, their daughter Michelle, 47, and the pilot, Phillip Jones, 63, were killed.

Two other people were injured in the crash.