Police investigating after plane crash at Cootamundra

The pilot of a light aircraft which struck power lines in the state’s Riverina area earlier today has walked away from the crash with only minor injuries.

About 2.50pm (Monday 28 September 2020) emergency services were called to a property on Lismore Road at Cootamundra, following reports of a plane crash.

Officers from Riverina Police District attended, along with the NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW Ambulance Paramedics.

Police have been told the pilot, a 27-year-old man from Cootamundra, was conducting a crop-dusting operation in a Cessna Husky aircraft, when the right wing of the aircraft struck power lines.

The plane crashed into the ground, bringing down power lines. The pilot sustained only minor scratches and bruises. He was later taken to Cootamundra Hospital for observation.

A crime scene has been established and local police will work with Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigators as inquiries into the crash continue.

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