Two men who died in a light plane crash near 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 of Albury.
The pair died after their plane crashed into a paddock close to Tallagandra Lane near Sutton about 4.30pm on Tuesday, while carrying out aerial inspections of the electricity network.
The cause of the crash is not yet known.
NSW Police said the families of the deceased have been notified, and a report will be prepared for the coroner.
Superintendent Paul Condon on Wednesday said the crash site had 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 today during daylight for a short time," Superintendent Condon said.
The two victims of the crash were subcontractors inspecting the electricity network for Essential Energy. Their plane took off from Canberra Airport about 1.30pm on Tuesday. It had flown from Albury to Canberra the previous day without incident.
The plane, a single-engine, fixed-wing Cessna 172, was owned by Oberon Aviation, which is based in Albury.
In a statement, an Oberon Aviation spokesman said it was a difficult time for the small company, which had lost two members of its "family".
"Our focus right now is to provide support for the families of our crew members and our staff as we all grieve this loss," the spokesman said.
"We can't speculate on what might have caused this tragic accident while formal investigations are under way.
"However, our families and staff can be assured that we will leave no stone unturned in finding the cause of this accident. Our staff and their families remain the focus of our thoughts and care."
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 the paddock in which the plane crashed] 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.
"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."