Seaplane crashes into the water in the Whitsundays as six passengers are forced to free themselves from the sinking aircraft and swim to safety
- Seaplane crashes off the coast of Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays
- Six passengers on board manage to free themselves and swim to shore
A seaplane has crashed in the Whitsundays with the six passengers on board forced to free themselves from the sinking aircraft.
The plane plummeted into waters near Hamilton Island just before 1pm on Wednesday.
The six people on board managed to free themselves from the aircraft and swim to shore.
The passengers were assessed by Queensland paramedics on scene.
No one was seriously injured in the crash.
More to come.
A seaplane has crashed off the coast of the Whitsundays with six passengers on board who managed to free themselves and swim to shore