Two people were injured following a plane crash near Port Macquarie last night, NSW Police say.
About 8.30pm yesterday, emergency services were called to Port Macquarie Airport, following reports a light plane had activated a distress beacon.
The Diamond DA40 NG was located in bushland off Lincoln Park Road, 1km away from the airport runway.
A 25-year-old female pilot was found outside the plane suffering fractures to her upper arm, pelvis and shoulder, and several lacerations.
She was taken to Port Macquarie Hospital in a stable condition.
The 25-year-old male passenger was freed from inside the plane, suffering head, chest, arm and leg injuries.
He was winched onto the Westpac rescue helicopter and transported to John Hunter Hospital in a critical condition.
Police from the Mid North Coast Local Area Command attended with the Aviation Support Branch (PolAir) providing specialist air crash investigation support.
A crime scene was established.
The incident is now being investigated by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers.