Search for missing ultralight in far northern NSW

The search for an ultralight aircraft that took off from Murwillumbah in northern NSW will today enter its second day.

A member of the public saw the aircraft in difficulties near Limpinwood shortly before 11am yesterday.

The pilot and sole occupant of the single engine aircraft is a 72-year-old man.


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Police have concentrated their search on an area of bushland between Tyalgum and Chilligham.

Officers searched in vehicles, on foot and with the assistance of aircraft.