Two men who died in a light-plane crash in Sutton on Tuesday have been identified as a 31-year-old pilot and an 18-year-old passenger.
NSW police said the pilot was from country Victoria while the passenger was a resident from Albury.
The pair died after the plane they were flying in crashed into a paddock near Tallagandra Lane in Sutton about 4.30pm on Tuesday while carrying out aerial inspections of electricity networks for Essential Energy.
The cause of the crash is not yet known.
Families of the deceased have been notified, police have said.
A report will be prepared for the Coroner.
Superintendent Paul Condon said the site of the crash has been turned over to the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, which is investigating the incident.
"We have forensic services that attended the scene last night and they were back out there [on Wednesday] during daylight for a short time," Superintendent Condon told the media.
Police have said the two victims were believed to have been subcontractors carrying out the electrical network monitoring.
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The plane took off from Canberra Airport about 1.30pm on Tuesday.
The plane that crashed had flown the day before on Monday from Albury to Canberra without incident.
The plane, a Cesna-172, was owned by a company based in Albury.
Superintendent Condon said officers would continue to speak to witnesses in the area.
"Witnesses reported seeing the plane in its last moments before crashing into the ground," he said.
"The property owner [of where the plane crashed into] has not been spoken to yet."
Essential Energy has confirmed the occupants of the plane were undertaking an aerial inspection of the company's electricity network before it crashed.
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"Essential Energy's thoughts remain with the families, friends and colleagues of the two people who died," the company's statement read.
"Authorities are currently investigating the incident and Essential Energy is providing full support," the statement read.
"It would not be appropriate for us to provide any further information while the police investigation is under way."