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Father and son killed in NSW plane crash

Father and son killed in NSW plane crash
Police have recovered two bodies from a light plane that crashed on the NSW North Coast yesterday.
Two men believed to be father and son were found dead a short time ago at the crash site, located in the Dorrigo National Park about 27 kilometres west of Coffs Harbour.
The men, who are yet to be identified, were on a private flight from Murwillumbah to Taree. They are believed to be from the Gold Coast and aged in their 50s and 20s.
Rescuers have located a small plane almost 24 hours after it faded off NSW radar. (Supplied)
Two bodies have been found at the light plane crash site, 27 kilometres west of Coffs Harbour. (Supplied)
The wreckage was spotted by the Westpac 4 rescue chopper at 6.30 this morning, but due to the dense bushland and poor weather conditions, they were unable to reach it.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority initiated the search when the Mooney 20 aircraft failed to arrive at a Taree airfield as planned by 8am yesterday.
The aircraft had departed Murwillumbah 90 minutes earlier.
Officers on foot were assisted by SES and National Parks and Wildlife Services to access the site, located in a steep and heavily-wooded terrain.
Weather conditions are still poor in the area and an official investigation has begun.
The family of the victims have been notified.
© AAP 2019