The search for the vintage plane that vanished a few days ago has come to an unfortunate end with rescuers confirming that the plane has been found with no survivors.
A safety authority spokesperson has claimed that it is likely the six people on board were killed on impact.
On board were pilot Desmond Porter, 68, and his wife Cath Porter, 61, from Tingalpa in Brisbane’s east; John Dawson, 63, and his wife Carol Dawson, 63, who are also from Tingalpa; and Les D’evlin, 75, and his wife Janice D’evlin, 61, who are from Manly West (Sydney)
Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) spokesman Mike Barton told reporters it was a “high impact crash site”.
“The plane is not in a condition that you would recognise as a plane, So they have hit the ground exceedingly hard and the aircraft is fundamentally destroyed.”
In what some could describe as a cursed fate, the plane was restored to commemorate a crash that had killed the pilots family members in 1954.