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Chinese student pilot dies after Australia light plane crash

August 05, 2017 - 10:39 PM

SYDNEY, Australia - A Chinese student pilot died on Sunday, three days after a light plane he was flying in crashed in Melbourne, police said.

The 19-year-old, whose name was not released, died in a hospital after the ultralight two-seater plane he was in with his flight instructor went down in a field on Thursday, Victoria state police said in a statement.

The 25-year-old flight instructor remained hospitalized, police said.

Civil Aviation Safety Authority spokesman Peter Gibson said the plane was on a training flight when it crashed. The plane broadcast a mayday message before it went down, he said.

Police and aviation authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash.

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