Two men believed to be onboard plane crash at Appin

Two men are believed to be the deceased onboard a plane which crashed in Sydney’s south-west yesterday.

Shortly before 3pm (Monday 26 December 2022), emergency services responded to reports of a scrub fire in bushland near the vicinity of Appin Road and Colliery Road, Appin.

Following an extensive search of the area crews located a plane with two men deceased on board.

They are yet to be formally identified but believed to be aged 67 and 68.

Officers from Campbelltown Police Area Command established a crime scene and are working with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) as inquiries into the circumstances surrounding the crash continue.

Initial inquiries suggest the light fixed-wing plane took off from Temora in the state’s Riverina region.

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

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