Four people have died in a horror plane crash in waters off the coast of Brisbane’s northeastern suburbs, authorities have confirmed.
Emergency services found the aircraft upside down in the water near Redcliffe on Sunday morning.
A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Safety Authority confirmed four people had died in the shocking incident, which appeared on initial investigations to be a “joy flight”.
Queensland police commissioner Katarina Carroll earlier described the rescue operation as “very difficult”.
“It’s a difficult position in the wetland area, and we have currently got police and divers travelling to that area – that’s all I can say at this stage,” she said
Queensland Ambulance Service crews are on standby at the site.