Four dead after plane crash in Gundaroo north of Canberra
A light plane has crashed in Gundaroo near Lake George north of Canberra this afternoon with four dead.
Multiple emergency services responded to the incident just before 3.00pm. They arrived to find at least one person deceased after the plane caught fire following the crash.
NSW RFS crews extinguished the blaze and police established a crime scene.
Police from Monaro Police District are conducting inquiries into the incident, including confirming how many people were on board at the time.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) have been notified and will attend the scene.
Flight tracking information showed a plane heading north and then returning back south prior to disappearing off radar.
Police state a Cirrus SR22 aircraft took off from Canberra Airport about 2.30pm and was travelling to Armidale with four people – a man and three children – believed to be on board at the time. They are yet to be formally identified. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.
The Courier Mail reported this evening that a grandfather from Bunya, Queensland and his three grandchildren have died. The man was aged 65-years-old. A 11-year-old boy and two girls aged nine and six passed away in the tragic crash.