The future of Tiger Moth Joy Rides on Australia’s Gold Coast is up in the air as the owner of the Pimpama, Queensland, company suspends services until further notice.
The fatal crash last Monday, which killed Coutts Crossing train driver Gary Turnbull, 58, and injured world record breaking pilot Ryan Campbell, 21, destroyed the only de Havilland Tiger Moth warbird owned by Paul Bennet of Paul Bennet Airshows. Mr. Bennet refunded bookings scheduled for the summer holidays and said the most professional thing to do at the moment was nothing, out of respect for the deceased.
“I have no answers,” he said.
For the complete story by Lexie Cartwright of the Gold Coast (Southport, Queensland) Bulletin, click here.
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