Two Die In Tararuas Plane Crash

Police say the wreckage of a light aircraft has been found in the northern Tararua Ranges — and the two crewmen are dead.

Rugged country in the northern Tararuas

Police had been working with RCCNZ and LandSAR to locate the plane since last night.

The aircraft was reported overdue about 8:30pm yesterday after taking off from Foxpine.

The wreckage was located around 7:30am today.

Police are supporting partner agencies and an examination of the scene is underway.

The Civil Aviation Authority will investigate the crash.

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