Fire fighting plane believed to have crashed

Gregor Heard
Updated January 23 2020 - 3:37pm, first published 3:00pm
A Hercules water bombing aircraft is believed to have crashed in the Monaro this afternoon.
A Hercules water bombing aircraft is believed to have crashed in the Monaro this afternoon.

A large fire fighting aircraft is believed to have crashed in the Monaro region in southern NSW amid another horror day of gusting winds and increased fire activity.

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Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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