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Plane crash near Clutha kills two

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Microlight Rans S6 Wikimedia Commons

Two people were found dead following a plane crash at Kaka point on Sunday morning.

The microlight aircraft crashed onto private farmland and the wreckage was found by the son of the farm owner.

St Johns spokesperson, Noel Gleeson said two emergency ambulances were called to the accident along with two helicopters.

"Helicopters were stood down when the ambulances arrived and we assessed the situation, there were two people who died," said Gleeson.

The Civil Aviation Authority confirmed the aircraft was a microlight Rans S6 and was carrying a male and female.

CAA spokesperson Mike Richards said the microlight left the Balclutha aerodrome in good conditions this morning.

Police and the CAA will work closely together on Monday morning in investigating the cause of the crash.

Police are yet to release the names of the victims while they notify next of kin.