A man has died following a horror light plane crash in the NSW Hunter region.
Emergency services were called to a property on Denton Close in Windella around 10.15am today, after reports a light plane had crashed into a backyard.
The pilot, who was the only person on board the aircraft, was pulled from the wreckage by witnesses.
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Despite desperate attempts to resuscitate him, he died at the scene.
Police say he is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a 44-year-old man.
A crime scene has been established with investigations into the crash now underway.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority have been notified.