Snowy Mountains Local News from the Capital Radio Newsroom

Plane Crash Claims A Life In Snowy Mountains

A Tumut man reported missing over the weekend has now been found deceased inside an ultralight plane near the snowy mountains.

The former Deputy Mayor of Tumut Ben Dumbrell, was found inside the plane wreck at Adelong on Monday morning.

A family member had reported the 65-year-old missing at 9pm on Sunday after Mr Dumbrell failed to return home after a planned trip to Holbrook.

His family have reportedly told police he was an experienced pilot who had been flying since the age of 24.

The cause of the crash is not yet known, however it's believed to have occurred shortly after takeoff and a report is now being prepared for the coroner.

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