Saturday, August 18

Australia: Seaplane crash in Hawkesbury River six dead

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Six people died as a result of a hydroplane crash over the Hawkesbury River in Australia, 50 km from Sydney.

According to the police of the State of New South Wales, divers lifted to the surface of the body three dead, located at a depth of 13 meters.

The names of the dead are not yet known. According to the Australian media, the seaplane belonged to the airline Sydney Seaplanes.

The reasons for the crash of the aircraft has not yet been reported. The search operation continues at the site of the incident.

According to unconfirmed reports, among the dead – an 11-year-old boy, a pilot and four Britons.

“The British Consulate is in contact with the local authorities in connection with the crash of a seaplane near Sydney,” the Foreign Office said.

An eyewitness of the incident, Miles Baptiste, told 9News that the seaplane was about 500 meters from him before crashing into the water.

“He made a sharp turn to the right, turned over, the wings of the plane sank into the water, and then the entire seaplane went under water,” said Batist.

It is not yet clear whether the seaplane will be raised from the water on Sunday, or the debris will be raised only on Monday.

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