A fixed wing firefighting aircraft carrying one person has
crashed on the NSW south coast.
Steve Leahy of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter said rescue
helicopters are on the way to the crash scene near Budawang
National Park west of Ulladulla.
It's been reported that the plane is an 802 waterbomber being
used by the Rural Fire Service and that a wing snapped off
before the crash.
The South Coast Register says the plane had been responding
to the Wirritin fire in the national park when it went down
about 10.30am (AEDT).
The NSW National Parks website describes Budawang National
Park as rugged and isolated, full of steep mountainsides and
tall moist forests.
A spokesman for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said
the plane was a single turbo prop agricultural aircraft.
He said it is believed to have crashed near the Clyde River.