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Posted at: Mar 11, 2017, 2:14 AM; last updated: Mar 11, 2017, 2:14 AM (IST)

Mohali resident killed in Sydney plane crash

Our Correspondent

Mohali, March 10

A resident of Mohali has died in a plane crash in Sydney.

According to reports, the pilot of the light, two-seater plane, Amarinder Singh (40), was killed in the crash. His parents are residents of Sector 69 here. The sister of the deceased rang up the family here about the crash.

Members of the family said today that Amarinder Singh’s wife worked as a teacher in Sydney and the couple had an 11-year-old daughter. His sister also stays in Australia.

He studied in Chandigarh and had left for Australia about 26 years ago for employment. Amarinder Singh was working as a jail superintendent in Sydney and liked flying. He was alone in the plane at the time of the crash.

According an agency report from Australia, the small plane hit the ground at Oakdale. The crash is reported to have occurred about 6 km from the Oaks Airfield.

The body of the pilot was sent for a post-mortem examination. Amarinder Singh’s  father, Ajit Singh, and his mother have booked a flight for Australia, where the last rites of the deceased are expected to take place. 

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