The body of a pilot killed when his fixed wing waterbomber
crashed during a firefighting operation has been recovered
from remote NSW bushland.
Fires and strong winds prevented rescue crews from retrieving
the body from the difficult terrain following the accident
The 43-year-old, from Trangie in central western NSW, was
contracted to the Rural Fire Service and waterbombing several
uncontrolled fires near Ulladulla on the state's south coast
when the aircraft went down.
Rescue crews took several hours to reach the crash site and
confirm the death before flames and fierce winds forced them
Police today told AAP the man's body had finally been
Investigators will now try to determine what caused the