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AustraliaSearch for missing light plane continues as police locate debris off island

05:10  06 june  2019
05:10  06 june  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Police say a 31-year-old female passenger on board a light plane, reported missing on the Gold Coast on Wednesday, was on a joy flight for her birthday.

The Australian woman and the 52-year-old pilot, a Dutch-national, were both Gold Coast residents.

They were on board the Soviet-era Yak 52, which left the Southport Flying Club around 10am yesterday on a half-hour scenic flight over South Stradbroke Island.

The plane did not return as scheduled.

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"It's actually her birthday today," Officer in Charge of the Gold Coast Water Police, Senior Sergeant Jay Notaro said.

"The pilot was known to her and was providing that flight for her as part of her birthday celebrations."

Search for missing light plane continues as police locate debris off island Police divers in the water assisting in the search. He said authorities were having difficulties reaching the family of the pilot.

It is the same model plane that crashed in a similar location in 2008, claiming two lives.

Police said they were trying to confirm if the debris found on the coastline of South Stradbroke Island late Wednesday afternoon belonged to the plane.

The search is continuing with the assistance of Polair and the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter, jet skis, all-terrain vehicles, police vessels and volunteer marine rescue groups.

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Senior Sergeant Notaro said police were also using underwater sonar equipment in the search for the plane.

"A lot of that debris has been within the waves and the conditions are quite tricky and that's what's hampering our efforts," he said.

"There's always hope and we're acting upon that hope right now, trying to get some answers for both the families involved.

"Anyone who locates any debris is asked not to touch it and called police link immediately.

"I'm calling upon any witnesses who may have seen this plane between the hours of 10.00am and 11.00am yesterday in the proximity of the coastline of South Stradbroke Island."

Pilot regular at airstrip and 'very experienced'

On Wednesday, Southport Flying Club president Neil Aitkenhead told the ABC the pilot of the Yak 52 was a regular at the airstrip and "very experienced".

"It's always bad news to hear and until we know more, there's not a lot we can do," he said.

Mr Aitkenhead said the conditions had been "perfect" for flying and the aircraft was "very reliable, solid and Russian-built".

The Yak 52 is a Soviet-era training aircraft often used for aerobatics and scenic flights.

In April 2008, Brisbane pilot Barry Hempel and a passenger died when Hempel crashed his Yak 52 near Jumpinpin Bar, between North and South Stradbroke islands.

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