Two dead following light-plane crash at Mudgee

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.

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