3 Oct 2012

Australian authorities locate plane crash site

9:55 pm on 3 October 2012

Authorities in Australia say there are no survivors of a plane that crashed with six people on board northwest of Brisbane on Monday.

Queensland police say the wreckage of a vintage bi-plane was found on Wednesday afternoon on the Sunshine Coast.

The ABC reports the plane disappeared on its way to Caboolture, shortly after the pilot reported it was in trouble.

The red De Havilland Dragon DH-84 was built in 1934 and is one of only four in the world.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokesman Mike Barton told reporters it was a "high impact crash site".

He says it is likely the six people on board were killed on impact.

Sixteen rescue helicopters had been searching the rugged terrain and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority was considering using a boat to search the banks of a dam.