A single-engine, five-seater plane crashed near the Australian capital, Canberra. At least one person died in the crash. This was reported by the New South Wales State Police.
According to the department, the single-engine Cirrus SR22 aircraft took off from Canberra Airport at about 15:00 local time (09:00 Moscow time), but in the sixth minute of the flight the aircraft crashed and caught fire.
“Emergency services are at the scene of a fatal plane crash. The scene has been cordoned off and police <…> they are trying to find out how many passengers were on board the plane,” the statement said.
It is also reported that so far the police do not have any additional information about the owner of the aircraft or details about the flight. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has launched an investigation into the incident.