Plane With Two Aboard Missing In QLD
A vintage plane with two people on board is feared crashed off the Gold Coast.
The Yak 52 set off for a short scenic flight at 10:00am Wednesday and was spotted flying over South Stradbroke Island about half an hour later.
But it failed to return as expected to Southport airport, so Air Traffic Control contacted the Australian Marine Safety Authority about 1:15pm and a search began.
AMSA say there has been no contact with the missing plane, that had taken off for a 30 minute scenic flight.
Nine News has reported some debris has been found off North Stradbroke Island, that could be from the Yak 52, a Soviet era training aircraft often used for aerobatics and scenic flights.
Local pilots said they weren't aware of any Yak 52 planes operating commercially in the area.
They said the Southport airport, at Coombabah on the Gold Coast, was often used by private pilots.