14 Nov 2014

Small plane crashes in Southland

8:06 pm on 14 November 2014

The pilot of a top-dressing plane that crashed in West Southland today has been flown to Southland Hospital with moderate to severe injuries.

He was spreading fertilisers from the light aircraft when it crashed on a property near the town of Ohai shortly before 1pm.

Police said the 43-year-old pilot, who was from Gore, called them from the crash scene.