Fatal plane crash at Bourke

A man has died following a light plane crash at a farm in the states west.

About 7.50am today (Saturday 10 February 2024), emergency services were called to a farm near Bourke, following reports a plane had crashed.

Officers attached to Central North Police District arrived to find a crop-dusting aircraft had crashed into a field.

The pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft, a 47-year-old man, was treated by NSW Ambulance paramedics but died at the scene.

A crime scene was established and is being forensically examined.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified and commenced an investigation into the circumstance surrounding the crash.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

As inquiries into the incident continue, police urge anyone who witnessed the crash, or has any information, to contact Bourke Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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