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Man dies after plane crashes near Walgett

A report will be prepared for the Coroner following the death of a man in the state’s north, just near Walgett.

Just after 10am today (Saturday 5 November 2016), emergency services were called to a property on Cryon Road, Cryon, after reports a plane had crashed.

Upon arrival, officers attached to Castlereagh Local Area Command located a plane well alight, with Fire & Rescue NSW extinguishing the blaze.

A 46-year-old man, the single occupant of the plane, died at the scene.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) will commence an investigation in the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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