Pilot dies in light plane crash – Hunter Region

A man has died following a light plane crash in the state’s Hunter region today.

About 10.15am (Sunday 17 May 2020), emergency services were called to a property on Denton Close, Windella, after reports a light plane had crashed into a backyard.

The pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft was removed from the wreckage by witnesses and despite attempts to resuscitate him, he died at the scene.

He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a 44-year-old.

Officers from Port Stephens Hunter Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority have been notified.

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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