Yeoval mourns pilot killed in plane crash

Officers from Recreational Aviation Australia (RVA) have scoured the site of Thursday’s light plane crash, which killed a much-loved and respected man from the Yeoval area.

The Orana Local Area Command is waiting on a report from RVA into the circumstances surrounding the accident. 

While police have not officially released the name of the man, he is understood to be Brad Kerin, who owned the property Springlands on the Gundong Road not far from the site of Thursday’s accident, about 25 kilometres south of Dubbo.  

The Yeoval community is saddened, shocked and deeply upset by his death, which occurred when his light plane came down in a paddock on Gundong Road, around 2pm on Thursday.

Yeoval resident Alf Cantrell said the Kerin family was synonymous with the community.

“He was much loved by everybody. Mr Kerin was heavily involved in the Catholic church in the area and he and his family worked hard on their property, which is known to so many,” he said.

“Everyone always had a good thing to say about Brad and his family. Our deepest sympathies, thoughts and prayers go out to the family following this tragedy.”

Mr Kerin operated a highly successful beef business on his property and was also the Washpen Rural Fire Service captain for a number of years.

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