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Man dies following plane crash at Kununurra in western Australia

A man has died and another is fighting for his life after a plane crashed in Kununurra. They were in a Beechcraft Baron 58 similar to the one pictured.
A 50-year-old man has died after a chartered plane crashed in the Western Australian town of Kununurra.
Police said the crash occurred as the pilot attempted to land the plane at East Kimberley Regional Airport.
The passenger became unresponsive while his evacuation from the scene was being organised.
Despite the efforts of emergency personnel at the scene, he was unable to be revived and later died.
The pilot, a 29-year-old man, sustained serious injuries from the crash, including burns.
A Royal Flying Doctor Service plane landed in Kununurra and it is expected the man will be flown to Darwin for further treatment.
The plane involved in the crash was a Beechcraft Baron 58, which was being used for commercial purposes.
The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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Investigators will also review flight data, maintenance and pilot records. “The ATSB asks anyone who may have seen the aircraft in any phase of its flight, or who may have footage of any kind, to make contact,” the bureau said.
ATSB’s preliminary report on the crash was expected within eight weeks.