The pilot killed in the crash in Tasmania’s south-west wilderness has been identified as Nikita Walker, police have confirmed …

Ms Walker, 30, a pilot with Par Avion, died when her twin-engine Britten-Norman Islander aircraft crashed near Federation Peak on Saturday morning in poor weather while on a routine run to pick up passengers.

Today, police said the “investigation being jointly undertaken by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau and Tasmania Police is continuing”.

“Our thoughts are with Nikita’s family and her loved ones at this difficult time.”

Ms Walker, originally from Queensland, moved to Tasmania to further her career as a commercial pilot, joining Par Avion in 2016 …

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