Police will prepare a report for the Coroner after a man died in a light plane crash in the State’s north.

Shortly before 9am today (Sunday 24 March 2013), a light plane crashed at Lismore Airport.

The male pilot of the aircraft died at the scene.

There were no passengers on the plane.

The airport is closed to all air traffic and emergency services are on the scene.

Lismore detectives are at the site investigating the crash, assisted by the Aviation Support Branch, and aviation specialists.