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Sunday, 31 December 2017 - 16:29
Six dead as aircraft crashes into river
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Six people have died after a seaplane crashed into a river in Australia some 30 miles (50km) north of Sydney.

The crash happened on the Hawkesbury River near the suburb of Cowan, New South Wales Police said.

Police divers have recovered six bodies from the wreckage, which is lying in 13m (43 ft) of water.

The identity of those aboard has not yet been released. Local media said the aircraft was from scenic flight company Sydney Seaplanes.

Investigators do not yet know why the plane crashed.

Emergency services are assisting at the scene

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