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Five feared dead in Australia plane crash

Published on Mar 22, 2014 11:25 AM

BRISBANE (AFP) - Five people are feared dead after a light plane crashed at an airfield in eastern Australia on Saturday, emergency service workers said.

The plane, used for skydiving, took off before veering left, crashing and bursting into flames at Caboolture, 50km north of Brisbane.

"We received a call from the airfield and sent three crews to a light plane that had crashed," a Queensland Fire and Rescue Service official said. "The fire was extinguished in 10 minutes."

Queensland Police said: "It is believed that five people were on board and that all are deceased."

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