Woman suffers leg injuries in small plane crash in Bay of Plenty

A woman has been injured in a light plane crash in Waitao in the Bay of Plenty this afternoon.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter. Source: 1 NEWS

The 69-year-old local women was flown to Tauranga Hospital with minor leg injuries after being treated by St John staff at the scene.

Emergency services were alerted to the incident around 3:30pm and the helicopter was used due to the rough terrain and remote location of the accident.

There were two people on board the plane but the second person has no injuries.