Mum and pilot killed in plane crash

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Two people are dead after a horror plane crash. Picture: Supplied

Two people have died during an aircraft crash near the Victorian Alps.

It is believed the pair were flying in a “powered glider” over Embankment Drive in Mount Beauty when the aircraft crashed about 1.45pm.

Melbourne mum Kate Callingham, 39, has been identified as the passenger who was killed during the crash.

Her family issued a statement on Saturday night confirming the news and describing her as a “beloved partner, mother, daughter and friend”.

“She was widely respected and beloved for her clear moral compass, adventurous spirit and formidable, level-headed, good sense,” they said.

Kate Callingham killed in plane crash. Picture Supplied.jpg
Kate Callingham, 39, was killed in the plane crash. Picture: Supplied

“Kate was loved for her kindness, easy laughter and always being the most capable person in the room.”

The pilot also died at the scene but has yet to be formally identified.

The were the only occupants of the aircraft.

A plane has crashed near Mount Beauty. Picture: Google Maps
A plane has crashed near Mount Beauty. Picture: Google Maps

Country Fire Authority crews were the first on the scene with multiple crews responding to the crash.

Paramedics including life support and mobile intensive care teams dispatched to treat the two people.

The incident was deemed under control at 2.13pm and safe at 3.34pm.

However, emergency service crews will remain on scene for quite some time.

Police will prepare a report for the coroner.

More to come.