Four dead as plane crashes into ocean off Queensland coast

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A plane has crashed into the ocean just north of Brisbane on Sunday morning, with authorities struggling to access the aircraft.

At around 9:10am on Sunday, emergency services were called to the scene just north of Redcliffe, following reports of a crash.

The plane was located face-down in the water.

A light plane has crashed into the ocean off the Queensland coast. Source: ABC News
A light plane has crashed into the ocean off the Queensland coast. Source: ABC News

Emergency services had encountered difficulty accessing the plane.

Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said it was a challenging operation for emergency crews.

"The plane is in a very, very difficult situation, difficult position in the wetland area and we have currently got police and divers travelling to that area and that's all I can say at this stage," she said.

Four passengers – two from Brisbane and two from Canberra – have been confirmed dead in the crash, Queensland Police said in a statement.

There is no further information about those on board at this stage.

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