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Desperate search for light plane after it disappears from radars in northern New South Wales 

BREAKING NEWS: Desperate search for plane after it mysteriously disappears from radars in northern New South Wales

Search operations are underway after a plane mysteriously disappeared from radars in northern New South Wales. 

The small Mooney M20 aircraft left Murwillumbah in the state’s north at about 6.30am on Friday morning.

After the plane’s last transmission near Coffs harbour at 7.30am, it dropped off the radar. 

Search operations are underway after a plane mysteriously disappeared from radars in northern New South Wales (pictured: the search operation)

A spokesperson from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority told Daily Mail Australia a rescue operation is underway, but bad weather is hampering visibility (pictured: the rescue operation)

A spokesperson from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority told Daily Mail Australia a rescue operation is underway, but bad weather is hampering visibility (pictured: the rescue operation)

The aircraft was due to arrive in Taree at 8.30am.

A spokesperson from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority told Daily Mail Australia a rescue operation is underway, but bad weather is hampering visibility.

‘We have two rescue helicopters searching an area 27 kilometres outside Coffs Harbour,’ he said.

‘The search has been ongoing for most of the day. but the weather has been bad and cloud cover is low.’

More to come.

The small Mooney M20 aircraft left Murwillumbah in the state's north at about 6.30am on Friday morning (Mooney M20 aircraft stock image)

The small Mooney M20 aircraft left Murwillumbah in the state’s north at about 6.30am on Friday morning (Mooney M20 aircraft stock image)

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