Police appeal for witnesses after Lake Eildon aircraft crash

Mitchell Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses following a plane crash that claimed the life of a woman at Lake Eildon on Saturday (8 June).

It is understood the fixed wing ultra-light aircraft crashed into the water at Gough’s Bay about 12.20pm.

The male pilot, a 43-year-old Mansfield man, was picked up by a fishing boat and treated by paramedics.

The body of his female passenger, a 23-year-old Vermont South woman, was recovered by divers.

Police are preparing a report for the Coroner.

An investigation into the cause of the crash is currently under way.

A number of people have already come forward to police, however investigators are still keen to speak to anyone else who witnessed the incident.

In particular, they are keen to hear from anyone who may have mobile phone footage of the plane either during or prior to the crash.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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