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The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010



The Northern Territory news Tue 20 Jul 2010

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www.ntnews.com.au Tuesday, July 20, 2010. NT NEWS. 9 P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 0 -J U L -2 0 1 0 P A G E : 9 C O L O R : C M Y K ntnews.com.aul l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l NEWS Quilters get busy for Centralians A GROUP of New South Wales women are busy knitting quilts for childrenin Central Australia. The Cowra Art Group Quilters have made 26 quilts for the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress. The quilts will be given to babies and children who live in Alice Springs. Two NT planes crash in one day A 41-year-old man miraculously survived when his mustering plane crashed near Austral Downs Station Picture: NT POLICE BREAKING NEWS BY ANNIE SANSON TWO separate plane crashes intheNorthernTerritoryyesterday afternoon left one man with serious injuries in hospital and five others in shock. Police said a mustering aircraft experienced difficulties and crash-landed near Austral Downs Station, around 450km east of Tennant Creek, about 1.30pm. Police said the 41-year-old pilot had been mustering cattle, but had knocked off and was on his way home when his plane started experiencing engine problems. Territory Duty Superintendent Del Jones said it appeared the man had tried a controlled landing, but crashed his single-engine Cessna 172S near a creek bed. The pilot suffered serious injuries to his face and legs. The Royal Flying Doctor Service flew the man to Mt Isa hospital with injuries including open fractures. Police said the injuries were serious, but not life-threatening. The man was last night flown from Mt Isa to Towns ville for further treatment. The aircraft was exten sively damaged in the crash. At 5pm yesterday the pilot of a light aircraft with four passengers reported engine problems during a Kakadu National Park scenic flight. The plane was still 8km east of Jabiru airport when it lost power, police said. When the pilot approached the airport, he crash-landed the plane on its belly, sliding more than 600m along the airstrip. It came to rest in scrub 50m off the runway. Police said the pilot and four passengers were uninjured, but were in shock after the crash landing. Mystery over death of pilot By NADJA HAINKE Hadleigh Smith MYSTERY surrounds the death of a pilot who went missing when his plane crashed two years ago. The body of the pilot, Hadleigh Smith, 23, has never been found. The final report into the crash by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau may have been the last chance to shed light on the mystery. But the report, released yesterday, was unable to identify the cause of the crash. Mr Smith, who had been working in the Territory for six months, was the sole pilot on board the Mission Aviation Fellowship flight when it crashed in the morning of October 16, 2008. The ATSB report said the Sydney man had been piloting a freight flight to Elcho Island in a GA-8 Airvan. Ground crews raised the alarm when they realised the chartered aircraft was missing about 12.30pm. A witness reported seeing the aircraft during the early stages of the flight and, shortly afterwards, a column of dark black smoke rising from the eastern side of the Napier Peninsula, the report said. Small debris in Buckingham Bay was all what was found of the aircraft. Extensive searches, including the use of sonar, police divers and a remote controlled underwater vehicle, failed to locate the main wreckage and the body of Mr Smith. After consideration of the available evidence, the investigation was unable to identify any factor that contributed to the accident, the report said. The operator introduced tighter regulations in relation to cargo restraint, the carriage of dangerous goods and the supervision and oversight of flights. The operator also made changes to reduce pilot workload. Teenager held over bashings A TEENAGER was arrested yesterday over the cruel bashing of two women. The 15-year-old was charged with one count of robbery and two counts of aggravated assault. Police allege the young Darwin man had asked two women for cigarettes and money on Thursday night, but when they refused, he violently punched them. A 20-year-old woman had to be taken to hospital and a 24-year-old woman suffered injuries to her leg and ankle in the two separate attacks. The assaults happened at 9pm on Thursday in Daly St and at 1.20am on Casuarina Drive. A 15-year-old woman seen with the man was also being investigated. Have a say on parking in CBD DARWIN City Council is seeking nominations for a volunteer community representative on its CBD parking advisory committee. The committee will guide the council on parking issues. Nominations must be received by Wednesday. For forms, contact Kerry Berry on 8930 0581. Docs wont be partial: study PLACING a pathology clinic in the same building as a doctors practice does not lead GPs to order more blood tests, research has confirmed. Thefinding showsthereis no basis for concerns that doctors are influenced unduly by the co-location of services, says Professor David Studdert from the School of Population Health at the University of Melbourne in Victoria. The federal government has been worried that the kindsofinappropriateinfluences and conflicts of interest weve seen infect doctors relationships with the pharmaceutical industry also exist in the pathology sector, Prof Studdert said.

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