UPDATE at 2:20 PM | TWO men are fighting for their lives after their plane crashed into a paddock in regional Victoria, it has been confirmed.
In a statement, Victoria police said the fixed-wing aircraft came down in Black Range, just north of the Stawell airfield shortly before 1pm.
Two men, believed to be aged in their 40s, have sustained life-threatening injuries, police said.
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Both men are still being treated at the scene and are expected to be airlifted to hospital.
Paramedics, police, and SES personnel responded to the crash site.
Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has been notified of the incident and the investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing.
FIRST at 1:30 PM | A LIGHT plane has crashed into a paddock in Victoria’s west, injuring two people.
It’s understood the aircraft came down in a field in Black Range, near Stawell, about 12.40pm.
Victoria Ambulance said one person is in a serious condition, while a second is listed as ‘critical’.
Paramedics, police and the State Emergency Service are on the scene, treating the two patients.
Their genders and ages were not immediately known.
Two air ambulances have also been dispatched to the scene.
No further information was available at the time of writing.