15 Nov 2017

New Caledonia microlight crash kills two

3:26 pm on 15 November 2017

A microlight plane has crashed in New Caledonia, killing its pilot and one passenger.

Police said the accident happened near the reef off Voh in the north of the main island.

The aircraft was on a commercial tourist flight, carrying a visitor from Reunion.

The pilot who had been trained in France had reportedly moved to New Caledonia only six months ago.