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Seaplane crashes off Queensland island as emergency responders rush to the scene

Seaplane crashes off Queensland island as emergency responders rush to the scene

  • Incident occurred at Jumpinpin Channel, Nth Stradbroke Island
  • Emergency responders headed to the scene
  • No initial reports of injuries or fatalities 

A seaplane has crashed off a popular Queensland holiday, with a first photo showing the aircraft upside down in the water. 

The incident occurred at the Jumpinpin Channel on North Stradbroke Island, which separates the island from South Stradbroke Island, at around 12:11pm on Thursday.

Reports said the seaplane had crashed upon take-off into the water as emergency responders reached the scene.

A seaplane has crashed off at the Jumpinpin Channel on North Stradbroke Island, with a first photo showing the aircraft upside down in the water. No one is believed to have been injured in the incident

Two passengers reportedly made it back to shore without assistance and were assessed by paramedics, who said they were uninjured.

Queensland Ambulance are transporting the pair from the crash back to the mainland. 

The sea plane has since been pulled from the water.

The area is popular with Australia Day revellers in boats coming from Brisbane and the Gold Coast. 

More to come. 

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Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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