Emergency services were are at the scene of a fatal plane crash near Queanbeyan today.

UPDATE: Four people are believed to have died in the plane crash near Queanbeyan.

 

Emergency services responded to a property on Hadlow Drive, Gundaroo, 35km north of Queanbeyan, just before 3pm today (Friday 6 September 2023), after reports a light aircraft had crashed and caught alight.

 

Officers from The Hume and Monaro Police Districts attended along with the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and NSW Ambulance

RFS extinguished the blaze; however, the plane was destroyed.

Officers from Monaro Police District established a crime scene, which is being forensically examined.

 

Police are working in conjunction with the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) to investigate the circumstances surrounding the crash.

 

Initial inquiries indicate the Cirrus SR22 aircraft took off from Canberra Airport about 2.30pm and was travelling to Armidale with four people – a man and three children – believed to be on board at the time.

 

They are yet to be formally identified. A report will be prepared for the information of the Coroner.

 

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.