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Published On: Wed, Oct 3rd, 2012

Vintage biplane crash in Australia leaves 6 dead

Authorities have confirmed there are no survivors of a ‘high-impact’ plane crash north of Brisbane.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority spokesman Mike Barton says the crash site was found on Wednesday about 14km northwest of Borumba Dam, which was a major focus point of the search.

Rescue crews had been searching for piot Des Porter, his wife Kath Porter, Les and Janice D’Evlin, and John and Carol Dawson. The three couples were flying in Porter’s vintage biplane which did not return to Caboolture Airport as planned on Monday after leaving an airshow called the Monto Fly-In.

“It was a high-impact crash and there appear to be no survivors,” Barton told reporters.

He said police would now take over the investigation.

Porter, age 68, called for help about two hours after the plane took off and weather conditions began to deteriorate, The Courier-Mail reports.

A rescue helicopter spotted the red De Havilland Dragon DH-84 – believed to be only one of four such planes in the world – in a dense forest on Wednesday.

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