A man has died and another has been critically injured in a Gyrocopter crash in the Upper Hunter.

Emergency services were called to a paddock at Goorangoola, about 35 kilometres north-west of Singleton just after 1.00pm on Sunday.

They found the body of a 40-year-old man, who was a passenger on the aircraft.

The 46-year-old pilot was airlifted to Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital by the Hunter’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter in a critical condition with severe burns.

The Australian Sports Rotorcraft Association and Australian Transport Safety Bureau have been notified of the incident.

A report is being prepared for the Coroner.

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