Fa­tal crashes were 27 years apart

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

WHEN a plane went miss­ing at the week­end, it was 27 years to the day since an­other tragic avi­a­tion ac­ci­dent rocked Biggen­den.

In 1988 a plane crashed 12km north-east of Biggen­den, with two peo­ple fa­tally in­jured.

Ken­neth Smith, 48, and Peter Wil­son, 32, were the vic­tims of the 1988 crash.

The alarm was raised by a Dal­larnil man when he saw a col­umn of smoke ris­ing off the moun­tain.

A lo­cal doc­tor, Trevor Beall, was flown in by the West­pac Res­cue He­li­copter.

Both crashes oc­curred on the third Satur­day of April, with a big golf car­ni­val also held on both days.

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