Two killed in light plane crash near Orange

The scene of the crash. Source: Twitter - Naomi Avery

A light aircraft has crashed in NSW.

A gyrocopter has crashed in regional NSW killing two men on board.

The light aircraft crashed into a paddock at Spring Hill near Orange after midday on Wednesday.

Superintendent Chris Taylor confirmed two men had died in the crash about one kilometre from Orange Regional Airport.

"We received a call that there'd been a plane crash off the end of the runway," the superintendent told reporters on the scene.

"Some of the witnesses did see the plane crash."

Witnesses have been taken to Orange police station for questioning.

Fire crews had to put out a small blaze at the scene, a NSW Police spokeswoman told AAP.

A crime scene has been established as authorities begin investigating what caused the crash.

Police have been in contact with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau in relation to the incident.

The Australian Sport Rotorcraft Association will also be assisting police, a spokesman confirmed to AAP.

Source AAP - SBS

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