An investigation is underway following a fatal plane crash at Mudgee in the state’s mid-west today.
About 10:55am (Sunday 14 September 2014), emergency services were called to Mudgee Airport following reports a light-plane had crashed into a paddock near Henry Lawson Drive while on approach for landing.
Officers from Mudgee Local Area Command attended the scene where they located a man, believed to be aged in his 60s, deceased inside the single-engine two-seater plane.
NSW Ambulance Paramedics attempted to revive a woman, also aged in her 60s, who was a passenger in the plane, however she died at the scene.
A crime scene has been established at the airport and will be examined by specialist forensic officers with police assisting investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB).
A report will also be prepared for the information of the Coroner.