One killed in plane crash near Twizel

Lake Pukaki.
Lake Pukaki, near where the crash occurred. Photo: Allied Press files
A person has died after a light plane crash on rural land near Twizel.

Police were alerted to an aircraft that was overdue at around 4:23pm. Shortly after 5pm the plane was reported crashed.

The crash occurred east of Twizel, south-east of the Pukaki spillway.

The dead person was the only occupant of the plane.

A police spokesperson said enquiries into the circumstances of the incident were ongoing.




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