Experienced pilot killed in ultra light crash

EXPERIENCED pilot and aircraft engineer Wayne Fisher was killed when an ultra light he was testing crashed at Lismore airport last Sunday morning.

It was the maiden voyage of the kit-built aircraft. Police reported it got 100m into the air before something went wrong and the plane crashed, killing the 62-year-old pilot on impact.

Northern Rivers Aero Club president Wally Soward said Mr Fisher was an associate of the club who had many friends in the industry.

"Wayne was great. He always fitted in with everyone and was very good at what he did," Mr Soward said.

An investigation by Richmond LAC detectives with Recreation Aviation Australia is continuing, with a mechanical examination and interviews with witnesses to be done in coming weeks.

Topics:  lismore airport plane crash

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