Plane crashes during film shoot (Australia)
A PLANE crashed into a lake in the NSW Hunter region this morning as it was being filmed for promotional purposes.
An Australian Search and Rescue (ASAR) spokeswoman told NEWS.com.au only one person was believed to be on-board the converted fire-bomber when it crashed into Lake Liddell, northwest of Singleton, around 9.30am (AEDT).
Earlier reports said two people were on-board and one had survived.
The ASAR spokeswoman said the male pilot is believed to have been killed and is still inside the aircraft, which is stuck in mud about 10m below the lake's surface.
"NSW Police are sending a dive team from Sydney," the spokewoman said.
"(The plane is) inverted in mud."
The spokeswoman said it was believed people aboard a boat on the lake had been shooting a promotional film when the plane crashed.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has been notified of the crash and is expceted to begin an investigation later today