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The Search Is On For A Missing Plane In NSW

A major search has resumed this morning for a light plane that disappeared in Northeastern NSW and is feared to have crashed in bushland.

A 72-year-old male pilot is believed to be the only person on board when the aircraft took off from Murwillumbah Airport at 10am on Tuesday.

Emergency services were contacted just after 10:45am when the airport was spotted in trouble near Limpinwood by a member of the public.

It was then reported that the plane never landed at it's destination, sparking a serious investigation in bushland between Tyalgum and Chillingham.

Helicopters continued to search the area through the night after a ground search was called off at 6pm Tuesday.

The search on foot and in vehicles led by Australian Search and Rescue in Canberra was then resumed at first light this morning.

It is alleged that a local farmer spoke to police, saying that he had spotted a plane with a broken wing flying over his property on tuesday.

Police are worried that the light plane is camouflaged in bushland due to it's green colour.

More as we get it.

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