Pilot dies in ultralight crash at Lismore Airport
UPDATE: 3PM Image gallery from crash site by Northern Star photographer, Cathy Adams
Relieving Duty Officer Acting Inspector Virginia Szaak of Richmond local area command has confirmed that one man has died in the crash.
"About nine o'clock, an Ultralight on its maiden voyage has taken off from Lismore airport. It's gotten about 100m into the air and it's collided with the ground, killing the pilot instantly," Acting Insp Szaak said.
She said at this point they could confirm that the person on board the Ultralight RV12 was a local Lismore man who was an experienced pilot associated with the Northern Rivers Aero Club.
Acting Insp Szaak said that they were currently trying to establish a next of kin and that investigations were continuing.
9.45am, Sunday March 24:
Police have confirmed that this morning, shortly before 9am, a light plane has crashed at Lismore Airport.
Emergency Services are on the scene extinguishing flames.
No details on occupants as yet.
The plane is believed to be a private charter.
Updates to follow.