Fatal microlight aircraft crash near Maitland

An investigation is underway after two men died in a microlight aircraft crash in the state’s Hunter region today.

About 12.20pm (Saturday 30 November 2019), emergency services were called to a property on Paterson Road, Woodville, about 10km north of Maitland, following reports of an aircraft crash.

Upon arrival, a wreckage and the bodies of two men were located. They are believed to be aged in their 40s and 70s and are yet to be formally identified.

Officers from Port Stephens-Hunter Police District established a crime scene, which was examined by specialist forensic police.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the crash has commenced and as inquiries continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Maitland Police Station on (02) 4934 0311 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The Sporting Aviation Federation of Australia is assisting with the investigation.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence.

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