Canberra plane crash – At least one dead as plane crashes to ground just minutes after takeoff

At least one person has died after a plane crashed just moments after takeoff.

The five-seat Cirrus SR22 burst into flames after crashing to the ground in Gundaroo, Australia.

The plane burst into flames after the crash

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The plane burst into flames after the crashPhoto credit: 9NEWS
At least one person has died

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At least one person has diedPhoto credit: 9NEWS

Dramatic images show huge clouds of smoke filling the sky.

After the terrible accident, rescue workers rushed to the scene.

It is unclear how many people were on board the small plane.

It is understood the plane took off from Canberra Airport shortly after 2.30pm local time.

But just six minutes later, it crashed abruptly to the ground near Lake George, according to reports 9News.

One person has been confirmed dead so far.

A New South Wales Police spokesman said: “Officers from the Monaro Police District are investigating the incident and confirming, among other things, how many people were on board at the time.”

“The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has been notified and will be on scene.”

Witnesses said they heard a huge bang as the plane crashed.

Lisa Kirkup told this Canberra Times: “At first I thought it was someone shooting nearby, but the dogs were barking like crazy and the horses were running around the paddock, so I thought I should go out and take a look.”

The Cirrus SR22 is a single-engine aircraft that has been built by the US company Cirrus Aircraft since 2001.

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