May 29, 2023

Pilot dead after microlight plane crash in Taranaki

Police were notified of the crash at 11:45am on Tuesday.

The pilot involved in the microlight plane crash in Taranaki has died.

Acting Detective Senior Sergeant Drew Bennett said police were notified of the crash in Stratford at 11:45am on Tuesday. 

Pictures from the scene show what appears to be the wing of the microlight pointing out from the ground. 

Flint Rd near the scene was closed while emergency services responded to the fatal crash, but has since reopened. 

Det Snr Sgt Bennett said police are providing support to the family of the deceased. 

“We extend our condolences to them at his difficult time.”

Det Snr Sgt Bennett added police will support Civil Aviation Authority investigators and the Coroner in their investigations into the crash. 

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