Plane missing in Queensland, six on board

07:38, Oct 01 2012

Australian authorities are searching for a light airplane with six people on board that's missing in southeastern Queensland.

Police said the red biplane went missing near the town of Kilcoy on Monday afternoon, after it failed to return to the Caboolture airport around 2.15pm (5.15pm NZT).

It is believed one pilot and five passengers are on board the plane.

Police and search and rescue staff are coordinating an air and land search west of the Imbil area.

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