11 Sep 2010

Solomon Islands police find no sign of a plane crash

10:48 am on 11 September 2010

Solomon Islands police in east Malaita say following an extensive search they have found nothing to indicate any plane crashed.

According to the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation, there had been reports of a crash.

The Police Media Unit says there have been various reports of sighting of a plane crashing into the ocean by villagers in Ogou Village and inhabitants of Leli Island just off the northeast coast of Malaita near Atoifi.

A police boats and a number of local banana boats searched the suspected crash site but were unable to find any evidence to confirm any accident.