Two people seriously injured in light plane crash in NSW

UPDATE @ 1.30pm: Two people have been seriously injured in a light plane crash south of Sydney.

The four-seater aircraft crash landed in a paddock just off Macquarie Grove Road, near Kirkham around 11.20am.

Luckily, a police helicopter on a training exercise was nearby and landed soon after the plane crash.


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The crew of the police helicopter were able to rescue the 24-year-old male pilot and his 23-year-old female passenger.

The pair were taken to Liverpool Hospital where they are understood to be in a serious but stable condition.

Police said initial inquiries show the plane had only just taken off from Camden Airport when it developed engine trouble.

Investigations are ongoing.

EARLIER @ 11.40am: A light plane has crashed near an airport in NSW.

Fire & Rescue NSW says the plane came down in a paddock near Camden Airport around 11.30am.

Emergency crews are currently at the scene treating two passengers. Their injuries are unknown.

More to come.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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