Light plane crash update - Wentworth

Published: 02 Jan 2023 12:38pm

Two people, who survived a light plane crash this morning near Wentworth, in the state's far south-west, are now being treated in hospital for minor injuries.

The 'Jabiru' ultralight lost power just before midday today forcing the pilot to attempt a landing in a flooded paddock near the Silver City Highway and the Wentworth aerodrome.

The plane clipped trees and crash-landed.

Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Wentworth reached the pilot and his passenger on foot, working their way around the floodwaters to the crash site.

They treated the pair's injuries before the arrival of NSW Ambulance, NSW Police and the Rural Fire Service.

They have both been taken by road to Mildura Base Hospital for further treatment.

The crash site has been sealed off pending further investigation.

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:13pm

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Stations nearby

WENTWORTH Fire Station

82 Adams Street, Wentworth NSW 2648

BALRANALD Fire Station

123 Market Street, Balranald NSW 2715


151 Patton Street, Broken Hill NSW 2880