'We lost two amazing people'
The Gold Coast father and son killed in a light plane crash on the NSW North Coast on Friday have been described by loved ones as adventurers and daredevils who lived life to the fullest.
Jeffery Hills, aged in his 50s, and son Matthew, aged in his 20s, were flying from Murwillumbah to Taree in their Mooney M20 on Friday morning when it crashed into a steep hillside in the Dorrigo National Park about 27 kilometres west of Coffs Harbour.
The wreckage was spotted by the Westpac 4 rescue chopper at 6.30am on Saturday, but due to the dense bushland and poor weather conditions, they were unable to reach it.
Their grieving family told reporters today that the father and son shared a unique bond and will be remembered as adventurers and thrill seekers who always supported each other.
"They were incredibly generous with their time and finances to support those in serious need," relative Craig Cameron said.
The father and son both worshipped at Elevation Church. Mr Cameron said the pair's strong Christian faith will get the family through this difficult time.
"Jeff and Matt will be deeply missed, but we are comforted that they are living in eternity with Christ our saviour," he said.
Many paid tribute to the pair on Facebook, one writing "RIP Matty Hills, thank you for the years of laughs, tears and friendship".
"We lost two amazing people, Jeffery and Matty Hills... two of the most selfless and generous," another wrote.
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