2016 September: Crop Duster Crash, north of Esperance (Western Australia)

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Pilot injured in plane crash in WA’s south

A pilot has been injured in a crash involving a crop-dusting plane in Western Australia’s south-east.

The crash occurred around 10:00am on a property 105 kilometres north of Esperance.

The pilot, a 29-year-old man from Victoria, was able to exit the plane after suffering non-life threatening injuries.

He is being flown to Perth for treatment and is in a critical condition.

The incident comes just five days after a light plane crash near the Great Southern town of Mount Barker.

Both people aboard that plane survived the crash.