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1 killed, 1 injured in Sydney light plane crash

(Xinhua)

13:56, September 02, 2011

SYDNEY, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- One person has died and another has been injured after a light plane crashed into the ocean near Sydney's northern beaches on Friday, Australia's New South Wales Police said.

Emergency services were responding to reports of a plane crash on Sydney's northern beaches on Friday morning, police said.

The plane hit the water off Curl Curl Beach about 10:15 a.m. ( local time) on Friday in Sydney's north.

Police said there were two people on board the plane.

A man managed to swim to the shore and he was treated at the scene for suspected spinal injuries before being taken to the Royal North Shore Hospital.

Police believe the second person on the plane has died.

Stephen Leahy from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter service told Australian Broadcasting Corporation a rescue diver was examining the crash site.

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