Chris ‘Willow’ Wilson has been identified as the man killed after a plane crash in a remote part of West Arnhem Land. The star of National Geographic’s Outback Wrangler was named by the show’s production company on Tuesday.
Northern Territory police confirmed that a 34-year-old man was killed and a 28-year-old man seriously injured in the accident .Senior Sergeant Erica Gibson said ,‘The survivor, a 28-year-old man, was transported to Royal Darwin Hospital,’.
Police were advised of the crash shortly before 11am and dispatched the nearest officers at Goulburn Island to attend the location on King River, several hours away by boat.CareFlight also dispatched a rescue helicopter, and the Australian Rescue Coordination Centre, the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and NT WorkSafe were also advised.
Wilson leaves behind his wife Danielle and the couple’s sons, Ted and Austin. He was 34. A statement issued Tuesday from The Fordham Company, which produces Outback Wrangler, referred to the ‘heartbreak’ suffered by all working on the show, including host Matt Wright.
‘Matt Wright, his family and team are absolutely devastated by the tragic accident yesterday in Arnhem Land’ it read. ‘They are heartbroken by the loss of their best friend and highly respected colleague Chris ‘Willow’ Wilson’.
‘Matt Wright and his team are assisting authorities with their investigations as to what caused this awful incident.’Host Matt Wright said in his own statement: ‘Our love and thoughts are with Chris’ wife Danielle and two little boys Ted and Austin as well as the families and friends of Chris and Seb during this incredibly tough time’.
A plane crash in a remote part of West Arnhem Land has left one person dead and another seriously injuredAuthorities reached the site on Monday afternoon and confirmed the death of a 34-year-old man.Investigations into the crash are under way.