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Pilot dies after Vic light-plane crash

AAP logoAAP 7/09/2016 Helen Velissaris

A pilot is dead after his light plane crash-landed at a rural airport in Victoria.

The plane took off from Tooradin Airfield near Melbourne but crashed on the perimeter of Yarram airport, in the state's southeast at 3.45pm on Wednesday, authorities say,

The pilot, aged in his 60s, was the sole occupant of the plane, and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

The plane, a nine-year-old Jabiru j-170, was registered with Recreational Aviation Australia, the Australian Transport and Safety Bureau (ATSB) told AAP on Wednesday.

Police investigators are still probing the cause of the crash.

The ATSB was to send three experts from Canberra to the crash site on Thursday morning to get a better idea of what happened.

"We'll talk to witnesses, we'll examine the aircraft wreckage and then examine any other documentation on the site," a spokesman told AAP.

An air ambulance was dispatched but was not required.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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