Thursday, 2 April 2020
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Found: Missing plane en route to Boonah

Update:

Authorities have located the crash site of a missing light aircraft in rugged terrain north-west of Casino.

The site was located by the Westpac Rescue Helicopter about 9.45am today, approximately 1.5-kilometres into the Koreelah National Park. 

NSW Police, with the assistance of NSW Police Rescue and SES volunteers are now attempting to access the site from the ground, this will take some time as the site is located in very steep and rugged terrain.

The families of those on board are being kept appraised of the search efforts.

Earlier:

A search is currently underway for a light plane, which failed to arrive at the Boonah airport, yesterday afternoon.

The single engine aircraft left the Casino airport around 2pm and were expected to arrive in Boonah about an hour later.

Two people were on board the aircraft.

Sources indicate that the search was initiated by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and two planes are involved in the search while officers from the Richmond Police District are undertaking a ground search as the light plane’s last known location was over Tooloom National Park in New South Wales.