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Pilot dies in SA plane crash

AAP logoAAP 11/09/2016 Kaitlyn Offer

A pilot has been killed after being hit by a runaway plane which then crashed into another aircraft on the tarmac at an Adelaide airport.

Police confirmed a 62-year-old man from Wattle Park died at Parafield Airport on Sunday.

Emergency crews were called to the airport shortly after 4pm.

An empty plane taxied away after hitting the pilot then crashed into another unoccupied plane parked nearby, police say.

An Australian Transport Safety Bureau told AAP it is believed someone was trying to start the aircraft which taxied away.

The ATSB will send a team of investigators to the airport on Monday morning.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

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