Horror as a plane hurtles thousands of feet into a paddock – with the deadly crash killing two instantly
- A light plane has gone down on the border of New South Wales and the ACT
- Two people found in the wreckage are confirmed to have died on Tuesday
- A crime scene has been established and investigators are scouring the scene
Two men are dead after a horrific light plane crash on the New South Wales and ACT border.
The single-engine aircraft went down in a farmer’s paddock on Tallagandra Lane near Sutton at 4.30pm on Tuesday after taking off at Canberra Airport at 1:30pm.
Photographs of the crash site show the aircraft’s fuselage split in two with emergency crews scouring the scene.
Two people are dead after a horrific light plane crash on the New South Wales and ACT border
The aircraft went down in a farmer’s paddock near Sutton at 4.30pm on Tuesday
Emergency crews are scouring the scene as investigation get underway.
Paramedics tried desperately to resuscitate the pilot and passenger found inside the wreckage but their injuries were to severe.
The two men are yet to be formally identified were operating a flight for Essential Energy – the company that services electricity poles and wire across NSW.
‘We can confirm that the plane was performing contracted aerial inspections of the Essential Energy electricity network prior to the incident,’ Essential Energy told Daily Mail Australia in a statement.
‘Essential Energy’s thoughts remain with the families, friends and colleagues of the two people who died.’
Three fire trucks respond from NSW Fire and Rescue attended the incident along with ACT Fire and Rescue and NSW Police.
‘A crime scene has now been established and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are investigating the incident along with NSW Police,’ NSW Fire and Rescue said.
Investigators are still on scene and more teams will be dispatched in the morning.
It is not yet know what caused the crash.
More to follow.
A crime scene has now been established and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau are investigating the incident along with NSW Police
Although the identities of those onboard have not yet been revealed, the Cessna’s signage says Essential Energy – the company that services electricity poles and wire across NSW