A man has died and a pilot is in a critical condition after a light aircraft crash in the NSW Hunter Valley.
NSW Rural Fire Brigade crews found a crashed gyrocopter at Goorangoola, near Singleton, after 1pm on Sunday.
A 40-year-old man, who was a passenger, died at the scene.
The 46-year-old pilot was airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital in a critical condition.
There were no other passengers on board.
Darlington fire crews said the crash triggered a small grass fire.
The Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association and Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified of the incident.
A report will be prepared for the coroner.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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