9 Sep 2018

One dead in microlight crash

6:38 am on 9 September 2018

Civil Aviation Authority staff are expected today at the site of a fatal microlight crash in Southland.

The aircraft was reported overdue north of Nightcaps early yesterday afternoon, and it was found crashed in the Taringatura Forest west of Benmore about 4pm.

The pilot was found dead at the scene.

It is understood he had been flying with a group but became separated.