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Pilot in Alice balloon disaster goes to gaol again

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One of the two pilots in the balloon collision which killed 13 people in Alice Springs on August 13, 1989, received a five year sentence for fraud in the Gympie District Court last week. PHOTO: Image of balloon flights in Alice Springs on the web today.

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Report of a near fatal, in the first person

I’ve written many traffic accident reports, beginning in the ’60s as a police roundsman for a daily newspaper in Vienna. All were written in the third person. At about 8:25pm on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at age 68, I had my first serious traffic accident. So here is my first person account of what happened, what it meant to me, what it made me discover about my family, friends, profession, community. My life in general, really. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: In the Alice hospital about an hour after my near-fatal crash. FULL STORY »

Town Council black spot mad dash for cash?

How interesting that councillors are critical about the safety of the new pedestrian crossing near Heavitree Gap but have called for tenders to construct a roundabout at the intersection of Sturt Terrace and Undoolya Road, which also has obvious flaws, and is also to be funded to the tune of $300,000 from the Federal Black Spots program. COMMENT by ALEX NELSON. PHOTO: The troubled Milner Road roundabout, being repaired after an accident. FULL STORY »