RACQ LifeFlight Rescue joins search for missing plane off Moreton Island

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter has assisted the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) in the ongoing search for a plane, with two people on board, after a distress call was received, yesterday afternoon.

It’s believed the pair departed in the aircraft from Caloundra at around 3.30pm and headed towards Moreton Island, for a scenic flight, with the intention of returning to Caloundra.

The Sunshine Coast RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter was first sent to join the search of the suspected crash area, at 4:45am this morning.

The chopper, searched for approximately 6 hours, returning to the mainland once to refuel.

They were stood down by authorities co-ordinating the search and returned to base at 11:15am.