Two dead in light plane crash near Sutton, north of Canberra

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The pair aboard the plane were conducting aerial inspections of electricity networks. Photo: OnScene ACT/ABC News

Two people have died in a light plane crash in the Yass Valley just across the ACT border, the NSW Rural Fire Service has confirmed.

The NSW RFS said the Cessna fixed-wing aircraft crashed about 4.35pm at Tallagandra, near Sutton, on Tuesday.

It is believed the plane may have been carrying out aerial inspections of nearby powerlines before it crashed.

Essential Energy branding is visible on the body of the damaged aircraft.

NSW Police have blocked off Tallagandra Lane near the crash site. Photo: ABC News

Police and the RFS are currently on the scene and are turning residents away from Tallagandra Lane.

It is not yet known what caused the crash.

An online aircraft tracker shows a light plane flying near Sutton, southern NSW, around the time of the crash. Photo: WebTrak