| 13.01,20. 06:06 PM |
Two men dead after light aircraft crashes on NSW Far North Coast
Two men have died after their single-engine aircraft crashed in dense bushland north-west of Casino yesterday afternoon.
Both men, believed to be aged in their 60s, set off in a single-engine Tailwind plane from Casino Airport about 2pm on Sunday.
When they failed to reach Boonah in Queensland an hour later, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) initiated a search.
This morning wreckage of the aircraft was spotted by the Westpace Rescue Helicopter approximately 1.5 kilometres into the Koreelah National Park.
Due to the heavily wooded terrain, specialist officers from NSW Police Rescue were tasked to walk in to the crash site.
Shortly before 3pm today, officers made contact with the wreckage and confirmed both men were deceased.
It's believed the pair were from Toowoomba and police have informed their families.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau will conduct an investigation into the crash once the site is more accessible.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000