Plane suffered engine issues 15 minutes after take-off, pilot fais to make it back to airport

By Craig Kerry and Matthew Kelly
Updated May 18 2020 - 9:00am, first published 8:09am
Crash scene: Surrounding residents raced to the crash site in an attempt to save the pilot. CASA and coroner will investigate the incident. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers
Crash scene: Surrounding residents raced to the crash site in an attempt to save the pilot. CASA and coroner will investigate the incident. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

Smoke was seen trailing from an aircraft minutes before it crashed at West Maitland on Sunday morning, killing its 44-year-old pilot.

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