20 Apr 2010

Pilot injured in Waipukurau crash

5:50 pm on 20 April 2010

A pilot is in hospital with spine and leg injuries after a plane crash in Hawke's Bay on Tuesday.

The 52-year-old Napier man had just taken off in his topdresing plane from a farm about 16 kilometres southeast of Waipukurau.

He is in hospital in Hastings.

Police are investigating the crash.