Premier Campbell Newman has extended his condolences on behalf of all Queenslanders to the families of the six people killed in the plane found near Borumba Dam this afternoon.
“On behalf of all Queenslanders, I wish to pass on my deepest sympathy to the families and friends of the six people who lost their lives in this tragic accident,” Mr Newman said.
The group of friends were returning to Caboolture after spending the day raising money for charity by conducting joy flights at the Monto Fly-In.
Mr Newman also thanked those involved in the search operation.
“I would like to acknowledge the people who worked tirelessly over the last couple of days in the search operation,” Mr Newman said.
“Emergency services were joined in the search by a number of private aviation companies and local residents, who gave up their time to search for the plane.”