Loxford 'plane crash' may have been training exercise

POLICE have stopped searching for the wreckage of a plane crash at Loxford, near Kurri Kurri, tonight, believing a witness saw a helicopter undertaking training instead.

Central Hunter police were called to McLeod Road at Loxford about 8pm after a man at Sawyers Gully claimed he saw a plane crash near the Sewerage Treatment Works.

Police searched the area and spoke to Loxford residents, none of which said they heard any noises consistent with a plane crash.

Investigations revealed a helicopter was undertaking training in the area around the time of the call to police.

Police have left the area.