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One dead following light plane crash

Coromandel Forest. Photo: DOC

One person has died following a light plane crash near the north end of Coromandel Forest Park.

Police had been working with RCCNZ and LandSAR to locate the plane since Friday night.

It was reported overdue about 4:25pm on Friday.

The plane was located crashed about 10am on Saturday by ground search teams.

The sole occupant of the plane was found deceased. The death will be referred to the coroner.

The Civil Aviation Authority will investigate the crash.

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