Australia Day plane crash: aircraft plunges into Perth river [WATCH]

Australia Day plane crash: aircraft plunges into Perth river [WATCH]

VIDEO: Shocking footage as a light plane crashes into the Swan River during Australia Day celebrations, killing both the pilot and passenger, in front of thousands of horrified onlookers.

A number of videos have been posted to YouTube, capturing the tragic moment a small aircraft crashed into Perth’s Swan River.

CAUTION: Some people may find the footage disturbing.

A man and a woman, the pilot and only passenger, were killed when the Grumman G-73 ‘Mallard’ sea-plane nose-dived into the river at around 5pm.

The plane broke up on impact, to the shock of an estimated 300,000 onlookers who were assembled on the river’s banks awaiting a special Australia Day sky show which was subsequently cancelled.


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