7.32PM: A PILOT has died after a light aircraft crashed in Burrumbuttock this evening.
It is believed the aircraft struck powerlines about 5.40pm before coming down in a paddock about 100 metres from the Farmer’s Inn hotel.
A police media spokeswoman confirmed the pilot died.
Witnesses described hearing several “loud bangs” before the plane came to rest in the paddock.
The town’s power supply has been cut following the crash.