Man dead, pilot critical after aircraft crash at Goorangoola, NSW
A man is dead and a second is fighting for life following an aircraft crash in the Hunter Valley.
Emergency services were called to a property on Old Goorangoola Road, Goorangoola, about 35km northwest of Singleton, shortly after 1pm Sunday to reports a recreational light aircraft had crashed.
On their arrival, police located the body of a 40-year-old man, who was a passenger on the aircraft.
The 46-year-old pilot was treated at the scene by ambulance paramedics, before being airlifted to the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney in a critical condition.
NSW Police said there were no other passengers onboard.
“The Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association and Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified of the incident,” police said in a statement.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.