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Pilot dies after Matamata runway crash

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 17/10/2016

A man has died after his scale replica warbird crashed at Matamata Aerodrome in the Waikato.

The crash happened on the aerodrome's grass runway around 11am on Tuesday.

Firefighters were called and performed CPR but could not save him, a spokesman says.

Police confirmed the man's death and said the Civil Aviation Authority was investigating.

No one else was aboard.

The aircraft was a Titan T-51D, which is a three-quarter scale version of the World War II P-51D Mustang.

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