Plane comes down in paddock near Tumut

Emergency services attended to a pilot who crash-landed near the Tumut airport Saturday afternoon.

A Canberra man was forced to crash-land his recreational plane in a paddock east of Tumut this afternoon (Saturday).

It’s understood the aircraft experienced engine trouble soon after taking off from Tumut airport just before 5pm.

The plane came down in an open paddock near the intersection of Wee Jasper Road and Bombowlee Creek Road, about three kilometres from Tumut.

Paramedics, the Rural Fire Service, Fire and Rescue and Tumut police all attended the scene at about 5pm.

The pilot was the only occupant in the plane. His injuries, which included spinal and pelvic damage, are believed to be non-life threatening.

The ACT man is a regular visitor to Tumut, where he houses the aircraft, which its understood he built.