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Thu, Jan 27 2011, 10:35:08 am AUSEDT

Andy Hurst dies at Mt.  Beauty airfield

Andy Hurst dies at Mt.  Beauty airfield

Flew with us at Forbes and the Bogong Cup -36.732556,147.156715,Mt.+Beauty,+VIC,+Australia(Mt. Beauty, VIC, Australia)

Andy Hurst, who came over from Britain to fly in the Forbes Flatlands and the Bogong Cup, was killed attempting to land at the Mt.  Beauty airfield on Wednesday evening.  These are the main stream media stories as gathered automatically on the Oz Report web site: here and here.

Andy had been flying for only three years and it was great flying with him at Forbes and at the Bogong Cup.  I reported on his flying during the Bogong Cup in previous articles.  His Moyes Litespeed had been damaged in transport to Forbes (after it was left behind for one day in England) and he was on a borrowed Litesport.

If he indeed hit a tree it is most likely to be the one in the southwest corner of the airfield next to the pond.  It is not 50 meters high.

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I am very sorry to hear that Andy has died and my sympathies go out to his family.

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