UPDATE: One person dead after light plane crash at Windella

A man has died in a light plane crash at Windella near maitland around 10am this morning when his plane crash into a backyard at a property in Windella.

A man has died following a light plane crash in the state’s Hunter region today.

About 10.15am (Sunday 17 May 2020), emergency services were called to a property on Denton Close, Windella, after reports a light plane had crashed into a backyard.

The pilot and sole occupant of the aircraft was removed from the wreckage by witnesses and despite attempts to resuscitate him, he died at the scene.

He is yet to be formally identified but is believed to be a 44-year-old.

Officers from Port Stephens Hunter Police District established a crime scene and commenced inquiries.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority have been notified.

A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.