A man has died in a light plane crash in the state’s far north today.
Just after 11.50am (Saturday 4 December 2021), officers attached to Central North Police District were called to a property at Moomin Road, Rowena – about 138km west of Moree – following reports a light plane had crashed into a farm and caught fire.
Neighbouring residents attempted to assist the occupant prior to the arrival of emergency services.
Officers from NSW Rural Fire Service extinguished the blaze; however, the plane was destroyed.
The male pilot died at the scene. He is yet to be formally identified.
A crime scene has been established and police will work with Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) investigators as inquiries into the crash continue.
A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
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.