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Stawell plane crash

  • Stawell plane crash

Light aircraft crashes near Stawell

Police are currently at the scene of a light aircraft crash in Black Range near Stawell.

It is believed the fixed-wing plane has come down just north of the Stawell airfield shortly before 1pm.

Two men, understood to be aged in their 40s, have sustained life-threatening injuries.

Both were treated at the scene before being airlifted to Melbourne hospitals.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified of the incident and the investigation into the cause of the crash remains ongoing.

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A local Stawell resident spoke with Ace Radio and said he saw the plane flying low before hearing a thump.

A number of emergency vehicles attended the scene and will remain on site throughout the evening.