Thursday 24 February 2011

Search for overdue light aircraft, Cape York

A joint air and sea search is underway in the area of Horn Island following the report of an overdue aircraft.

The aircraft left Cairns to fly to Horn Island earlier today, but failed to arrive at its destination. The last contact with the pilot was just before 8am. It is unknown how many people were on board, however it is believed it may just be the pilot.

A search and recue aircraft fitted with infra-red monitoring will continue to search the Horn Island area throughout the night. A joint air and sea search has recommenced Friday morning.

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