Please attribute to Senior Sergeant Tony Jeurissen:
Police are at the scene of a plane crash in the Kaimanawa Ranges.
Police were alerted late last night when a light aircraft was report overdue.
Due to poor weather last night and earlier today which prevented helicopter activity, Police were unable to land in the area until late this morning.
The overdue aircraft was located around 11:30am today.
Further information will be made available when possible
Note to media: Operational staff have requested that media please go through the New Zealand Police Media Team instead of contacting them directly for information. This is to enable them to continue responding to this ongoing operation.