Canberra: Six people died in a sea plane crash into a river in Australia 50 km north of Sydney. The accident took place in Hawkesbury river near suburb of Cowan,said South Wales police.
Acting Superintendent Michael Gorman said the “recovery operation continues” at the site where the single-engine aircraft crashed.Unconfirmed reports said the casualties included an 11-year-old boy, the pilot and four British nationals.
Police Divers have recovered six bodies from the water. Identity of those abroad has not been released. Aircraft was from scenic flight company sydney Seaplanes,said the local source.
Investigators do not yet know why the plane crashed. The British Foreign Office said: “Officials from the British consulate are in contact with local authorities in relation to a seaplane accident near Sydney. Staff are ready to provide consular assistance.” A woman at the scene said the weather had been “a bit whimsical” it made a tight right-hand turn and as it actually turned around the sea.
It is not yet clear whether the diver will be able to recover the seaplane itself on Sunday or will have to wait until Monday.