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THE ROSSAIR plane, which crashed near
Renmark, “nosedived” shortly after take-off
instantly killing the three men on board, an
investigation has found, however the cause of
the incident remains unknown.
The tragic accident on Tuesday, May 30,
claimed the lives of chief pilot Martin Scott,
48, Civil Aviation Safety Authority officer
Stephen Guerin, 56, and re-training pilot
Paul Daw, 65, when the nine-seater Rossair
plane crashed into scrubland 4km west of the
Australian Transport Safety Bureau’s
(ATSB) preliminary findings were released
on Friday, but did not detail what caused the
The report said a witness observed the air-
craft at the Renmark Airport, however “turned
away” before the plane took off.
The report said examination of the wreck-
age and surrounding ground markings indi-
cated “the aircraft impacted terrain in a very
steep (almost vertical) nose-down altitude”.
The plane did not have a flight data record-
er or cockpit voice recorder, but Rossair said it
did not legally require them.
Parts of the aircraft were removed by ATSB
investigators in an attempt to piece together
the cause of the crash.
The completion date for the report into the
crash is set for May 2018.
Investigators sifted through the Rossair
wreckage near Renmark after it crashed in
May killing three people.
THE ps Industry was outrun by three
athletes on Sunday during the second
annual Sweat vs Steam race along
Renmark’s river front.
Starting off at the Big 4 Caravan Park,
around 30 people took on the challenge of
running 5.8km against the historic paddle
A healthy number of onlookers watched
the race aboard the ps Industry.
Riverland Triathlon Club secretary
Sarah Kuchel said it was a “fantastic” day
for the event.
“It was a cool morning, but a beautiful,
sunny one,” she said.
“We had pretty much the same amount
of competitors as last year.”
She said a mix of locals and visitors
competed in the race.
“We only had two people from the tri-
athlon club,” she said.
“We had people from Mount Gambier,
Kadina, and one lady from Melbourne.
“Some visitors competed who were on
holiday and had checked out what was
going on and joined in.”
Three runners managed to beat the
boat, with Adelaide man Dale Engler
coming in first, last year’s winner
Amerchai Bawden, of Mount Gambier,
second and Richard McMahon third.
Engler clocked a time of 20.27,
Bawden 21.08 and McMahon 22.14.
Local Brooke Webb was the first
female to cross the finish line with a time
of 22.51, just narrowly behind the ps
Mrs Kuchel said she was confident the
event would continue next year.
“We’ll definitely do it again,” she said.
“We actually get good sponsorship
from the Big 4 Caravan Park, so there’s
really decent prize money.
“It’s a great event for spectators to
watch and a really good fundraiser for
the Riverland Triathlon Club and the ps
Mrs Kuchel thanked the Big 4 Caravan
Park for its sponsorship and the Renmark
Lions Club for putting on a breakfast.
Renmark’s Georgie Pater races against the ps Industry during Sunday’s 5.8km Sweat vs Steam along Renmark’s river front.
PHOTO: Grant Schwartzkopff
AlmondCo shells out
for new $25m facility
A RIVERLAND business opened a new
$25 million process facility in the New
South Wales Riverina last week.
The state-of-the-art hulling, shell-
ing and processing facility, built by
AlmondCo Australia, is the first stage in
a multi-faceted infrastructure program
for the region.
AlmondCo Australia managing direc-
tor Brenton Woolston said it took nine
years for the project to come to fruition
and was a significant milestone for the
73-year-old grower-owned company.
The company agreed to proceed with
the development after production levels
in the Riverina had grown and were reli-
able enough to make the project viable.
Mr Woolston said almonds in the
Riverina now represented 15 per cent of
the nation’s plantings.
“It has been a long planning phase,
but now our growers can deliver their
crops locally and in a timely manner,
instead of incurring the extra storage
and transporting cost of the bulk food
harvested product to South Australia,”
The facility took 13 months to build,
and is designed to shear the hull and
crack the shell from the almond kernel
as well as pack in-shell products for
major export destinations.
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