Two people are dead after a plane crashed in the South Island.

A Civil Aviation Authority spokesman told the NZ Herald that the Rescue Coordination Centre confirmed there were two people on board the microlight plane and both have died as a result of the crash.

According to the Civil Aviation Authority the plane was a Rans S6 microlight.

Police confirmed two people died in a microlight crash at Kaka Point in Clutha.

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The crash happened just after 10am, and a joint investigation will be carried out by police and the Civil Aviation Authority.

The aircraft that crashed is said to be a Rans S6 microlight similar to this one.
The aircraft that crashed is said to be a Rans S6 microlight similar to this one.

Police said they are in the process of notifying the family of those who have died.

A Fire Service spokesman said the crash was "halfway between Kaka Point and Owaka, just off the Owaka Highway".

He said the crash site was in a rural area, near Ahuriri Flat.

A St John spokesman said he "believed" two people had died as a result of the crash.

They were called to the scene at 10.10am, sending two ambulances.

A police spokeswoman said they received reports of a crash at Kaka Point at 10.10 this morning, and are currently at the scene.