Search in Qld continues for missing plane and passengers

Search in Qld continues for missing plane and passengers

A search for a missing vintage aircraft and its six passengers in Queensland has resumed this morning, after a flight of 15 helicopters and two planes has so far failed to uncover any sign of the red 1930s biplane.

The aircraft, flown by an elderly man with his wife and two other elderly couples on board, disappeared off the Sunshine Coast on Monday afternoon.

The search and rescue teams are scouring an area of 18 hundred square km – the search was called off at nightfall before resuming this morning.

Police are also chasing up accounts of sightings of the plane, shortly before it disappeared.

Superintendent Terry Borland says they are facing a frustrating task as much of the area is covered by heavy scrub and timber, and poor weather has also hampered the search efforts.

He says they have not given up hope of finding the plane or the passengers.

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