At least one person has died after a light plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
The five-seater Cirrus SR22 crashed and caught alight near Gundaroo in the NSW Tablelands at about 3pm on Friday, NSW Police confirmed in a statement.
Firefighting crews have extinguished the blaze and police have established a crime scene.
Officers from Monaro Police District are conducting inquiries into the incident, including confirming how many people were on board at the time.
The plane took off from Canberra at 2:30pm, according to 9News.
Six minutes later, the plane made a sharp plunge near Lake George with air traffic control unable to establish communications with the pilot.
More to follow.