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Two die in Australian light plane crash while filming for Vietnamese TV show

MELBOURNE, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Australian police are sifting through camera footage taken by a passenger in an ultralight plane that crashed in country Victoria at the weekend, killing the two men on board.

It is believed the pair - local man Ian Cook, 60, and Vietnamese man Quoc Huong Vu, 44 - were filming for the Vietnamese version of global-hit reality television show, The Amazing Race, before the crash on Sunday.

The two men were killed on impact, despite efforts from emergency workers to revive them.

On Tuesday, a police spokesperson said Vu, a cameraman, may have captured vision of the accident from multiple on-board cameras which they will now use to assist in their investigation.

Initial reports by the Recreational Aviation Australia have indicated that irregularly wind patterns may have lead to the plane's downing.

Before the crash, several pilots had noted long and sustained whirlwinds while in-flight, throwing them off course.

Australian Transport Safety Bureau statistics show the pair's type of microlight plane, known as an arrow, have been involved in more fatal accidents in Australia than any other aircraft.

Yarrawonga Aerodrome manager Peter McLean, a pilot who taught Cook how to fly, said the design of the aircraft meant pilots had to continually operate at high-speed to avoid crashing.

McLean, who was one of the first people on the scene, told Fairfax Media that Cook was more than adequately trained to use the "trike-style" aircraft.

"I knew the pilot, he comes up every couple of weeks," McLean said in comments published on Tuesday.

"He's a very experienced pilot, a very good pilot, which was what made me really surprised when I heard about the crash."

A report on the incident will be tended to the coroner.

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