Australia Missing plane found in 'steep and rugged' terrain on border

05:28  13 january  2020
05:28  13 january  2020 Source:   brisbanetimes.com.au

Search underway for missing light plane from NSW

  Search underway for missing light plane from NSW A search is underway after a light plane failed to arrive in Queensland after taking off from the NSW Far North Coast yesterday. The single-engine aircraft, with two people on board, left Casino Airport about 2 pm yesterday and was due to arrive in Boonah at about an hour later.When the plane failed to arrive as planned and the pilot could not be contacted, a search was initiated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority. © 9News A search is underway for a light plane missing on the NSW Far North Coast. AMSA has two planes searching and officers from Richmond Police District are assisting on the ground.

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The whereabouts of the two passengers is still unknown.

a helicopter flying in the air: The crash site was located by air on Monday morning.© Mackenzie Price The crash site was located by air on Monday morning.

Authorities are attempting to reach the rugged northern NSW crash site of a Queensland-bound light plane after it was reported missing with two people on board.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter found the crash site about 1.5 kilometres into the Koreelah National Park on the Queensland border about 9.45am on Monday, according to NSW police.

The single-engine plane left Casino Airport about 2pm on Sunday, bound for Boonah in Queensland's south-east.

A search was called when the plane failed to arrive about one hour later and attempts to contact the pilot were unsuccessful.

Two aircraft and police officers on the ground failed to find any sign of the plane on Sunday night. The aircraft's last known location had been over Tooloom National Park, south of where it was found.

"NSW Police, with the assistance of NSW Police Rescue and SES volunteers, are now attempting to access the site from the ground. This will take some time as the site is located in very steep and rugged terrain," the spokesperson said.

"The families of those on board are being kept appraised of the search efforts."

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