A man is in a critical condition and another man has serious head injuries after a light plane crash near Stawell, in Victoria’s west.
Police said both men’s injuries were life-threatening.
The plane crashed at Black Range about 12:45pm.
A witness told the ABC he saw the plane in a flat spin before it disappeared behind trees.
Ambulance Victoria said paramedics were treating the two men, who police believed were aged in their 40s, at the scene before flying them to hospital.
A map on the Emergency Management Victoria website placed the crash just east of the Stawell airport.
Victoria Police said the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) was notified of the incident and the cause was being investigated.
According to the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the single-engine Bristell S-LSA plane was registered with Soar Aviation, a flight training school based in Moorabbin in Melbourne’s south-east.