Pilot hospitalised after self-made plane crashes at Tumut west of Canberra

The man, who is in his 50s, received non-life-threatening back injuries when the single engine plane crash landed just after take off at Bombowlee.

The man took off from Tumut Airport about 4:30pm on Saturday, but his plane quickly began experiencing engine problems.

He was able to crash land the plane at a paddock near Wee Jasper Road about 800 metres south of the airport.