A 59-year-old man has been killed in an ultra-light aircraft crash in Western Australia's Mid West.

The accident happened about 4:30 pm yesterday on Butcher Road in Bookara about 45 kilometres south of Geraldton.

Police Inspector Paul Kosovich says the plane caught fire when it hit the ground.

"An eyewitness saw the ultra-light aircraft plunge suddenly from the sky and basically nosedive down to the earth," he said.

Volunteer firefighters extinguished the blaze and discovered the man's body inside the wreckage.

The pilot, who was from the nearby town of Dongara, is believed to have been experienced in flying the ultra-light.

Inspector Kosovich says police will prepare a report for the Coroner.

"The recreational aircraft authority will be participating and be putting a report through to the Coroner in Geraldton as well, and as a result, try and determine what caused the crash," he said.

"The ultra-light, when it crashed, it caught on fire so there's extensive damage in relation to the fire from the crash."

Police are continuing to gather evidence at the scene of the crash.

A report on the crash will be prepared for the Coroner.

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