Vic: Investigators at plane crash site
MELBOURNE, Dec 21 AAP - Investigators and the state coroner's office have begun separateinquiries into a light plane crash which killed two men near Geelong, south-west of Melbourne,yesterday.
Police said the plane, believed to be a Cessna, nose-dived into a paddock near Scotchman'sRoad, Drysdale, at about 4.30pm (AEDT).
"Witnesses said the plane was flying at approximately 4,000 feet (1,200 metres) priorto nose-diving and crashing into the ground," a police spokesman said.
"The force of the impact destroyed the plane," he said.
Both pilot and passenger - one of whom was a man in his 50s - were killed on impact, he said.
The crash area had been sealed off and the Australian Transport Safety Bureau had begunan investigation which a spokesman said would take at least six months to complete.
Victoria's Coroner's Office had mounted a separate investigation, police said.
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