Sydney seaplane: Six useless as airplane crashes in river

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Six other people have died after a seaplane plunged right into a river in Australia some 30 miles (50km) north of Sydney.

5 of the ones killed had been British nationals – one in every of them used to be an 11-year-old woman. They died along the pilot, who used to be Australian.

The crash took place at the Hawkesbury River close to the suburb of Cowan.

The one-engine airplane belonged to sightseeing flight corporate Sydney Seaplanes. Investigators don’t but know why it crashed.

Appearing Superintendent Michael Gorman from New South Wales police stated the “restoration operation continues” on the website online.

The wreckage is mendacity in 13m (43feet) of water.

The Overseas Workplace in London stated: “Officers from the British consulate are involved with native government in the case of a seaplane twist of fate close to Sydney. Group of workers are in a position to offer consular help.”

An eyewitness, Myles Baptiste, instructed the broadcaster 9News that the aircraft used to be 500m (1,640feet) from him when it hit the water.

“It made a good right-hand flip and because it if truth be told became round, the wings dipped and it nosedived directly into the water,” he stated.

A lady on the scene instructed native TV the elements were “slightly bumpy” however “not anything to be taken with”.

Some particles used to be recovered from the water on Sunday.

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Officials recovered some particles from the seaplane

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Sydney Seaplanes gives scenic flights over native vacationer points of interest and waterways together with the Opera Area, the Harbour Bridge and Pittwater, in addition to the Hawkesbury River area.

The company stated it used to be postponing all operations till additional understand and used to be serving to police with the investigation into the reason for the crash.

“All at Sydney Seaplanes are deeply surprised by way of this incident and the ensuing lack of lifestyles. We want to cross on our heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the passengers and pilot who had been tragically killed,” the corporate stated in a remark.

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