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Cutmore fine K37, 000

David Cutmore is the Australian pilot who flew the aircraft that crashed into the bushes of Papa-Lealea village in Central Province last year.

In his sentencing verdict handed down this afternoon, Magistrate Alex Kalandi said the court found it appropriate to order David Cutmore to pay a fine of K37, 000 instead of a custodial sentence for the two charges he had pleaded guilty to, under the Civil Aviation Act.