UPDATE Sunday 6am:
A pilot who died after his plane crashed at Devonport Airport on Saturday has been identified as 75-year-old Milfred Knight from Wesley Vale on the North-West Coast.
Mr Knight has been remembered by friends as an “extremely nice man”.
One friend, who wished only to be known as Dean, said Mr Knight had helped his family through hard times.
“My family and I were homeless in 2004, he rented us a caravan and bent over backwards to help us get back on our feet ...he was an extremely nice man and will be missed,” he said.
Tasmania Police remained at the scene of the crash overnight however the cause remains unknown.
Recreational Aviation Australia investigators are expected to arrive at the airport on Sunday.
A Tasmanian pilot was killed after his plane crashed on the North-West Coast on Saturday afternoon.
The light aircraft crashed about 3.45pm, shortly after taking off from Devonport Airport at Wesley Vale.
Ambulance Tasmania was called to the scene after reports of the crash and found the small plane, which is believed to have been an Avid Aircraft Mark IV.
The male pilot was located among the wreckage and pronounced dead at the scene.
Emergency services including Tasmania Police and four crews from Tasmania Fire Service were also called to the airport and remained onsite for several hours.
Tasmania Police Inspector Richard Chugg said the plane was last seen “disappearing behind a large building beside the runway and was found shortly after”.
Police confirmed there were no other passengers on-board the plane.
They could not confirm where the man was travelling to and the cause of the crash was still unknown on Saturday.
“At this stage the investigation is still in its very early phases,” Inspector Chugg said.
“What we can say is we believe the crash happened shortly after take-off and in an area beside the airport.”
Weather conditions at the time of the incident were mild with 15-20km/h winds.
Recreational Aviation Australia investigators will be onsite on Sunday to conduct further investigations.
Tasmania Police were still attempting to contact the man’s next of kin on Saturday night. A report will be prepared for the coroner.
A pilot has died in a crash at Devonport Airport.
Police confirmed the plane crashed shortly after take-off on Saturday afternoon.
There were no other passengers.
A plane is believed to have crashed at Devonport Airport.
Emergency crews were called to the scene about 3.45pm on Saturday.
It is believed to be a light aircraft.
Injuries and the number of people involved is unknown.
Tasmania Fire Service, Tasmania Police and Ambulance Tasmania are at the scene.
More to come.