Four people, including two children, killed in light plane crash

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Four people have died after a small plane crashed into the sea in Redcliffe, Queensland.

The light plane crashed off the end of a runway this morning – with aerial footage showing the plane submerged upside-down in the water.

Queensland state police said the four were killed after the small aircraft crashed off the coast near Redcliffe, a bayside suburb in the city’s north, just after 9:00 am local time.

“A multi-agency operation is underway with Queensland Water Police officers and divers along with the Forensic Crash Unit assisting other agencies, including the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, as investigations continue,” police said in a statement.

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Queensland police commissioner Katarina Carroll told local media the initial response had encountered challenging conditions.

“The plane is in a very, very difficult situation, (a) difficult position in the wetland area, and we have currently got police and divers traveling to that area, and that’s all I can say at this stage,” she said.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the four were the only people on board when the plane crashed.

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