1 Sep 2010

Four people killed in a plane crash in PNG

8:22 am on 1 September 2010

Four people have been killed in a plane crash in Papua New Guinea.

Three Australians and one New Zealander died when their Trans Air flight overshot the runway and crashed into trees and burst into flames.

Another New Zealander, believed to be the pilot was the only survivor.

Local people on Misima Island, where the crash happened, say it was wet and windy when the plane crashed.

Australian consular officials will travel to the crash site today.