NSW teen among victims of plane crash near Canberra

A New South Wales teenager was one of two people killed in a minor plane crash northeast of Canberra, police confirmed this morning.

The 18-year-old from Albury was on a plane with a 31-year-old pilot from Victoria when the plane crashed.

According to police, witnesses saw the plane crash in a paddock on Tallagandra Lane, Sutton, around 4:30 p.m. yesterday.

Both the pilot and passenger died on the spot.

An Essential Energy spokeswoman confirmed that the pair were conducting “contracted air inspections” of the network before the crash.

“Essential Energy’s thoughts remain with the families, friends and colleagues of the two people who died,” she said in a statement.

“Authorities are currently investigating the incident and Essential Energy is providing full support.

“It would not be appropriate for us to provide further information while the police investigation is ongoing.”

Two people have been killed after a light aircraft crashes near Canberra. (Delivered)

Police have been informed that the Cessna 172 left Canberra airport around 1.30pm.

Officers from Hume precinct have established a crime scene and are investigating the cause of the accident.

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified.

A report is being prepared for the coroner.

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