Aviation incident at Lockhart River

At about 11:30am the Queensland Police Service and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) conducted a coordinated joint search for a missing light aircraft near Lockhart River in North Queensland.

AMSA tasked two rescue helicopters from Cairns and Horn Island and AMSA’s Challenger Search and Rescue jet from Cairns to the location.

Emergency services located the wreckage of a plane at about 1:20pm on a beach in an easterly direction of the Lockhart River Airstrip.

There is no further information at this time.

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