Light aircraft crash causes four deaths on Australia’s east coast Reuters


MELBOURNE (Reuters)-Police say a light plane crashed in the waters off Australia’s east coast on Sunday morning, killing all four people on board, including two children.

Police said the 69-year-old pilot was carrying three passengers on the plane. The plane crashed in a wetland northeast of Brisbane shortly after takeoff.

The photo shows the Rockwell International aircraft upside down in Moreton Bay.

The police are still working to determine the identity of the male passengers and children, and Inspector Craig White called them “younger than teenagers.”

White told reporters: “This is a tragic accident… As Christmas approaches, the last thing any family must experience at this time of year.”

Angus Mitchell, commissioner of the Australian Transportation Safety Commission, said that the report on the possible causes of the crash will be completed in six to eight weeks.


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