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Light plane crashes into ocean off Fraser Island before pilot and passenger swim to shore 

Dramatic moment a plane crashes into the ocean before the pilot and passenger make a miraculous escape and swim to shore

  • A plane crashed into the coast off Fraser Island in Queensland on Wednesday
  • The aircraft hit the water at 1.30pm around 100 metres from Happy Valley 
  • Dramatic footage shows moment the plane descended before falling into water 
  • Witnesses reported two swimmers in the water next to the plane wreckage 

The moment a light plane crashed into the ocean has been caught on camera.

The aircraft fell into the water around 100m out to sea from the township of Happy Valley off Fraser Island in Queensland at 1.30pm on Wednesday.

A spokesperson from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said a stress beacon was released from the aircraft before it hit the water.

The moment a light plane crashed into the ocean off the coast of Fraser Island in Queensland has been caught on camera

Video footage obtained by Queensland Police shows the aircraft flying over the water.

The plane then slowly descends over the beach before it hits the water.

Both the pilot and a passenger miraculously managed to get themselves out of the aircraft and swim to shore.

Witnesses on the scene reported that both men were seen swimming next to the plane in the water before making it to shore.

A plane has crashed into the ocean off the coast of Fraser Island (pictured) in Queensland

 A plane has crashed into the ocean off the coast of Fraser Island (pictured) in Queensland

Dramatic footage also shows the moment the men arrived on the beach, both wearing white pilots uniforms.

The plane occupants were assisted from the water by other swimmers, before paramedics met them on the beach.

Bystanders in the video can be heard saying: ‘I hope there’s nobody else on that plane, and if there is, they’re dead.’ 

A Queensland police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia the aircraft was a training plane, and no serious injuries were reported.  

Two men have swam to shore (pictured) from the plane wreck, and are being treated by paramedics on the scene

Two men have swam to shore (pictured) from the plane wreck, and are being treated by paramedics on the scene

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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