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Ultralight crashes reach '20yr low'


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Recreational Aviation Australia (RAA) says ultralight plane crashes are at the lowest level in 20 years.


The RAA says a plane crash that killed a Beulah man last week has been the only recreational light plane crash in Victoria in the past year.


The association's Lee Ungermann says the introduction of a mandatory safety aviation training program 18 months ago has had a significant effect on the number of crashes.


He says this is despite the number of recreational flyers increasing by up to 30 per cent every year.


"Previously to that, the accident rate was substantially higher, somewhere in the vicinity of 10 to 12 accidents per year," he said.


"Again, it's another avenue to be looked at that targeted safety information saves lives."



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