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A search helicopter searches for the missing plane
A search helicopter searches for the missing plane

In Australia, an urgent search has been launched in mountainous terrain north of Melbourne for a missing helicopter believed to have seven people on board.

Emergency services were called around 9.35am local time on Thursday after reports that a plane had gone missing at Victoria’s Mount Disappointment.

It is believed that two helicopters were traveling in a convoy when one of the planes disappeared.

Low cloud is hampering the widespread search, which includes a police helicopter and ambulance rescue teams on site. A command post was established at Mount Disappointment near Whittlesea.

There are also controlled fires in the area to prevent bushfires affecting visibility.

The search takes place around Mount Disappointment


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Victoria Police said: “Two helicopters were flying in a convoy from Melbourne’s CBD north over Mount Disappointment when a plane disappeared just after 9.30am.

“At this point, the second helicopter has yet to be located.”

Emergency services said no further details were available at this time.

There are said to be seven people on board the helicopter.

Ambulance Victoria said: “Crews are making their way to the scene and the ambulance has been dispatched,” Ambulance Victoria said in a statement.

“No further details are available at this time.”

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