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Man fighting for life after plane crash

Assignment Freelance Picture Emergency crews respond to light airplane crash in Bunbury, south of
 Perth. Picture: 7 News
Emergency crews respond to light airplane crash in Bunbury, south of Perth. Picture: 7 News

A man has been flown to hospital in a critical condition after a light plane crash in Western Australia.

Emergency crews were called after reports a privately-owned aircraft had crashed near the Bunbury Airport, 170km south of Perth, about 2.45pm on Friday.

Assignment Freelance Picture Emergency crews respond to light airplane crash in Bunbury, south of\n Perth. Picture: 7 News
Emergency crews were called to light aeroplane crash in Bunbury on Friday. Picture: 7 News

WA Police confirmed the plane had crashed at the end of the runway on the eastern side of the South West Hwy.

It is understood the male pilot was trapped in the aircraft after the crash but was extracted about 3.10pm.

He was then assessed at the scene by St John Ambulance paramedics before being flown to Royal Perth Hospital in a critical condition.