Police say a light aircraft has crashed at Hautere in Kapiti.
And Stuff says the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has confirmed the pilot of a Sonex amateur-built fixed-wing aircraft died in the crash.
The Police said early this afternoon: ‘Police are responding to a light plane crash near Otaki Gorge Road in Hautere, Kapiti.’
The incident was reported around 1.25pm.
St John were called to the crash at 1.33pm, and a rescue helicopter was sent to the scene.
‘Further information will be released when it becomes available.’ say police.